The Breath of Language The Paths and Destinies of European Languages and Dialects New Edition Publication date : March 1, 2000
"It is undeniable: the last barrier to a new Europe is that of language. Against the unanymity of the Anglophones, Claude Hagège provides a breakdown of the health of the European languages with interesting results. It seems that English is not the hands-down winner, French is not so handicapped, and German is the most promising contender. For this polyglot, the European language will be pluralistic.