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German: A Language of Science?

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German language has a role in science and culture. This has been the issue that a committee hearing held in the German Parliament, an articles posted by the German Info. The committee has been arguing concerning the diminishing role of German in specialized publications worldwide. They were very emotional in discussing the replacement of German with English in scientific communications.

As a result, “President Helmut Schwarz of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH), Stefan Hormuth of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Klaus-Dieter Lehmann of the Goethe-Institut (GI) and Margret Wintermantel of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) have issued a common statement that calls for the use of diverse languages in the sciences and culture.”

The AvH, DAAD, GI, and HRK insisted that German, being both cultural and scientific language, is actually “not in the context of a competition against English. In fact, it is rather considered to be a complimentary one. “The internationalization of science has given way to a rising multilingual scientific community, encouraging the use of English as a common language in specialized communications. “

One thing the committee is considering is the attractiveness of a location for teaching and research. They believe that it has a wide effect on spreading the language. In fact, students and researchers in natural and physical sciences in some regions around the world have discovered that to learn German language can be valuable. “Knowing German is especially helpful even when attending English-language programmes at German universities or when working with German firms.”

See how significant German language learning is? This incredible idiom is really significant in both cultural and scientific aspects, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t learn it.

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