Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

The Language of Science Blogs

Everyone knows that the universal language of science is English, which is not to say that scientific papers are not published in other languages, but if the author wants his or her papers to be widely read, they must publish in English. However, the citizens of the world speak many different languages and their lives are impacted by scientific research just as much as English-speaking peoples’ live are .. so, ScienceBlogs is launching a German-speaking counterpart and now they are wondering .. which language should they focus on next? They have a very short poll (2 questions) for you to answer to help them out.

Comments

  1. #1 MarkH
    December 12, 2007

    Everyone knows that the universal language of science is English

    Not quite. The universal language of science is more accurately broken English.

  2. #2 Chris' Wills
    December 12, 2007

    Not quite. The universal language of science is more accurately broken English.
    Posted by: MarkH

    ‘mer’can perhaps?

    Lots of English variants nowadays; I always enjoy listening to Hinglish.

  3. #3 biosparite
    December 12, 2007

    Actually the language of science in George Bush America is pidgin, as in , “Science: the man, he done gone . . .”