The Myth of Monolingual Academia

This entry is part 17 of 31 in the series Vol 1-2016

Abstract: While there is no doubt that English as a lingua franca fosters international exchange among scholars, the implications of its monopoly and of the marginalization of other languages are still to be discussed. In the following I will sketch out how a progressive “monolingualization” in certain areas could affect academic activity and research in general, though I will focus on the humanities and philosophy.

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