English is an assimilative, aggressive language. It is insidious in its hegemony of other languages. Think Starbucks.
The French are trying to fight the good fight, but with the Internet, the march of English is implacable. Many languages are dying out but, in fairness, that’s mainly due to minorities, religious persecution and ethnic groups being assimilated and homogenised by dominant larger local societies, rather than the march of English. Continue reading “Japan 8: The English Language”