future of english

THE PRODIGAL TONGUE:
Dispatches from the Future of English
by Mark Abley

Radical changes are taking place in language in nearly every corner of the globe, but Mark Abley believes we are asking the wrong questions about the phenomenon. Instead of lamenting linguistic decline, Abley thinks we should be asking why the changes tend to provoke enormous anxiety, as well as how we can adapt to the ongoing ā€œverbal revolution.ā€ Read more…