Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Will the Digital Single Market be multilingual?

“The Riga multilingualism summit also attracted a number of media representatives – including from The Economist, The Guardian, Deutsche Welle and EurActiv – who compared their approaches to languages, countering prejudices about Anglo-Saxon neglect of foreign languages.

Lan Greene from The Economist warned that monolingualism leads to political disenfranchisement, pointing out that English – the assumed lingua franca in Europe – is not understood by most EU citizens.”

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Languages do matter!


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