The longevity of a language depends on its vitality (in other words, on the distribution of the language in the world, but also on certain demographic and social factors). The more vitality a language has, the more it will be possible to ensure its longevity; the less it has, the less chance a language will survive and thrive. How can we predict the longevity and power of languages in the future? In this talk, we will see how languages evolve in the next 50 years, and we will try to create a model of this evolution. We will consider many factors, such as globalization, the power of a language, the number of native speakers, immigration, and social media. Our goal at the end of the talk will be to strategically construct a new company’s headquarters so it hires more bilingual people.
DMC with Rita Sabri
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Park 245 or via Zoom. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link details.
The longevity of a language depends on its vitality, ie on the distribution of the language in the world. In this talk, Rita Sabri will try to predict how languages will evolve in the next 50 years.