Sunday, September 15, 2013
Language and Peace: Some Research from Google
. Includes some beautiful graphs.
What do I see? That German seems to be a very central language (first graph) without a very strong bias (does not appear in graph which shows 50x overlinkage). Hindi is clearly isolated, perhaps feeling set upon by its language conscious government. Officially? Why not German as the global language? It is a great language for philosophy. The Nazi past is problematic, but they, above most others, seem to be dealing with it, and it isn't like English does not have its own, imperialist present.