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The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Minae Mizumura


This book lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of the English language in a period of English-language dominance. The book acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of knowledge, yet also embraces the different ways of understanding offered by multiple tongues. It warns against losing this precious diversity. Universal languages have always played a pivotal role in advancing human societies, but in the globalized world of the Internet, English is fast becoming the sole common language of humanity. The process is unstoppable, and striving for total language equali ... More

Keywords: English-language dominance, universal language, multiple tongues, diversity, language equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231163026
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Minae Mizumura, author