Milo Yiannopoulos, A badboy goes viral

The power of gendered language

„You have the right to accept the blame for everything, especially if you’re white and male (bumps microphone) Not the first time I’ve had something like this poking in my face this morning” (2015, June 2). Milo, a British polemicist and the former editor from Breitband news is known for his harsh judgment on feminism, […]

May 21, 2019

Unity in Diversity?

Language at the workplace

The increasing trend of having multilingualism in the workplace constitutes new challenges that the European Union must tackle in order to provide a more harmonious co-existence of the language variety within Europe. Since many workplaces started to adjust themselves to the international standards, set out by globalization and the development of the European institutions, language […]

May 13, 2019

Nordisch by Nature

Language and Hip to da Hop

Music and language certainly present idealistic relationship goals when it comes to harmony and love. What I consider as special regarding their relationship is that both have the ability to ensure the maintenance of old fashioned values which are endangered of getting lost in the chaos of globalization and modernization. Specifically, the importance of music […]

May 9, 2019

Can Euro-English secure the European Identity?

Language after Brexit

The English language gained an important status as a medium of communication within our European society. Nowadays, the skill of speaking English is almost mandatory and crucial for all those who aim for economic and political success on an international level. The European Union thus uses English as their working language to guarantee transparent communication […]

May 9, 2019

SEXist language and its policies

Taboo language

Survival of the fittest taboo in our society The best example of language policy in our society is bad language. Alike the language policy, bad language is omnipresent and belongs to our values and norms, just as good language does. In order to be in accordance with social acceptance and behavior, the language, in general, […]

May 3, 2019

EMI, the golden ticket to academic success

English at Maastricht University

A personal experience with the English Medium Instruction (EMI) at Maastricht University (UM) The EMI approach has become a common example of how non-English speaking countries adjust their higher educational institutions to the globalization progress of the academic sphere. In the case of UM, students experience English not only as language, but as a mandatory […]

May 3, 2019