German language protectionists/Sprachpuristen

I had forgotten that two days before the Bundestag committee hearing on introducing English as a language in the German courts, there is one on anchoring German in the constitution. Actually this is a meeting of the Petitionsausschuss. One of the experts invited to that is Anatol Stefanowitsch, a professor of linguistics who has a blog and who writes on the subject here (in German). He links to two earlier Guardian articles on 'Denglish': German s language finds English voice and Mind your language: German linguists oppose influx of English words. I find this constant harping on about anglicisms really irritating ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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