700 Reasons: Reason #301

Reason: 301
Perhaps a global language will hasten the disappearance of minority languages, or - the ultimate threat - make all other languages unnecessary... Linked with this is the unpalatable face of linguistic triumphalism - the danger that some people will celebrate one language's success at the expense of others
Crystal, D. (1997) English as a Global Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Related Keywords:
Diversity, Global English, Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught (LWULT) Languages, Values