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German Business and English – No “Denglisch”

Willkommen to linguistic purity TRAVELLERS on Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s state-owned railway, are used to being addressed in a peculiar language peppered with ponderous English words and phrases, such as Neue Snackbox für Kids. But rail bosses have decided that this creeping use of Denglisch has gone too far. They have issued staff with a glossary of 2,200 Anglicisms […]

Article 2 of a new law on higher education and research relaxes a 1994 “Toubon” law, which stipulated that French must be used in universities and all but banned lessons in another language and visits from foreign guest teachers. Education unions had called a strike on Wednesday in protest at the measure, but few teachers […]

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