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The most comprehensive account to date of the role the German language plays in today's world!
What is the state of the German language? Is it increasingly dominated by English idioms? Is it losing importance as a language of world politics and science? What role does it play in Europe and European governance? How important is German to business and economics? What might meaningful language politics look like?
Karl-Heinz Göttert takes a comprehensive inventory of German: Informed by history, engaging with politics, and citing facts and statistics, he answers any and all questions related to German in an increasingly globalized world – and one question in particular: Should Germans be worried?