The Power... and the trepidation

Post date: Nov 12, 2018 12:7:0 PM

It was great to visit the Language Show at Olympia last Friday, and rub shoulders with eminent linguists, language professionals and language enthusiasts from around the world, as well as professionals from related fields.

There were some particularly powerful comments about the importance of languages in a post-Brexit universe. And plenty of discussion about the genuine unknowns for so many of us. It would have been nice to have had some policymakers present to listen to linguists' views.

It's up to all of us to work with representative and professional bodies to secure a sustainable future for languages and linguists, with full access to markets wherever possible.