chiller Posted November 26, 2013 Report Share Posted November 26, 2013 The world we live in is becoming more and more globalized. While this process definitely has its perks (for instance, communicating with someone located on the other side of the world has never been easier than today), I'm very anxious about its effect on languages. This process is favouring the rise of some kind of "language imperialism" which, in my opinion, represents a real threat to language diversity. For instance, over the last few years, many English words have somehow become standards in French (marketing, break, boss, feeling, etc.) even though French equivalents exist. I personally wouldn't want to live in a world dominated by 1 or 2 languages only. What about you? What is your opinion about globalization? Should we fear its consequences over language diversity? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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