Which are the world’s most influential languages?

Donald Armbrecht – in World Economic Forum, Agenda.

What makes a language influential? Is it one with the most speakers? Or perhaps it’s the language with the most economic influence? English has certainly been seen as the “international language” for some time now, and many have stressed the importance of learning Mandarin as China’s economy continues to grow.

But according to one group of scholars, including cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker, whether or not a language is influential is less about that language itself, and more about how it connects to others.

Check:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/which-are-the-world-s-most-influential-languages?utm_content=buffer13026&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

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