Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Multilingualism, way to go!

Check out this article form the CBS News site citing the opinion of British Language Analyst David Graddol, who says multilingualism is the way of the future; while English has played the role of the great common denominator, less and less people worldwide will be English native speakers by 2050 and new generations of bilingual and multilingual speakers will gradually take over the linguistic map. Sounds good, doesn't it?


giovanni said...

Linguistic and cultural diversity is one of the richnesses (? riquezas) of our societies. It's good that Yale linguist Stephen Anderson reminds us that multilingualism is "more or less the natural state. In most of the world multilingualism is the normal condition of people."

Anonymous said...

Get ready to speak Mandarin Chinese and English. We are taking over! ;-)

Master Dragon Lee