An Agenda for Action toward a New International Language Order
Published Online: Jan 01, 2017
The present study argues for the need for an international auxiliary language besides national languages. There are three essential conditions to be qualified as an international common language: ethnically neutral, easy to learn, and sufficiently functional. Given this, it is shown that Esperanto is the language that can be adopted as the international auxiliary language.
In order to counter the heavy tide of the linguistic imperialism of English which dominates the world and, to foster linguistic democracy to protect national languages from being devoured by English, it is essential to campaign for establishment of a just and democratic new international language order.