Friday, October 20, 2006

PUBLISHING, LANGUAGE AND WRITING

Ammon U. 2006. Language Planning for International Scientific Communication: An Overview of Questions and Potential Solutions. Current Issues in Language Planning. 7(1):1.

The recent history of international science communication is discussed in the context of possible improvements to language planning. With English increasing becoming the language choice in today’s scientific communication, the paper analyses the problems and advantage which are encountered. Suggestions include a campaign to raise awareness amongst Anglophones of the difficulties faced by non-Anglophones, especially by scientists of recently declined international languages. The paper also discusses the possible downsides for scientific progress by a reduction to a single international science language.

http://www.multilingual-matters.net/cilp/007/1/default.htm

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