The negative consequences of nationalistic language policies

There is no doubt that the English language has conquered the world. It is a logical development in an even more globalized world. For a small country like Denmark this has led to an intense and fierce language debate, particularly among the nationalist movements and parties. However, the consequences of their suggested language policy are tremendous, and mainly negative. If Danish is introduced as the main language at universities, we may miss out on strong and vital research within the fields of medicine, technology and social studies. This presents the following question or dilemma: is our mother tongue more important than a cure for cancer or new techniques to fight global warming or hunger? 

Indlægget er tidligere bragt d. 15. februar 2009 på K-forum

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