An Alarm Over the Incursion of Foreign Words

Few major languages have felt the effects of globalization and modernization more acutely than Mandarin. The increasing use of keyboard devices, for example, has caused many Chinese to forget how to write characters by hand, to the extent that there is even a popular television show in which cont…

http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/an-alarm-over-the-incursion-of-foreign-words/

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  1. Alison Minns
    May 01, 2014 @ 19:58:39

    A fascinating article. The French have also traditionally been anxious about the influx of English words into their language. It’s a shame when languages lose their identity and individuality and the factors that make them different, but it is, after all, a sign of a living language to evolve and adopt new words from whatever source seems appropriate. I hope English is evolving in like manner.

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