Wednesday, 25 January 2012

"The loss of the Scots language would be a cultural catastrophe"

Michael Hance, directeu du Scots Language Centre, êcrit dans l'Scottish Review:
The claim that a language which requires support is a language that is beyond saving is one which is often made but rarely critically examined. The argument fails to take into account the support which 'national' languages like English receive at the taxpayers' expense through broadcasting, education and the various institutions of the state. It is precisely because Scots does not and did not receive these indirect forms of support that it is being lost at such speed. To stand by and sneer while this cultural catastrophe continues is not in my view a reasonable response.

No comments: