Alison Edwards: “Dutch will disappear from public life”

Ik bepleit positieve discriminatie voor het Nederlands, zodat het vitaal blijft
Alison Edwards warns that Dutch may disappear from public life

Alison Edwards, postgraduate student at Cambridge University and member of the ALCS, argues in favour of positive discrimination of the Dutch Language in the Netherlands. She expresses her concern with the current language policy in an interview that was published on 12 September in de Volkskrant. In response to a new government proposal to introduce Dutch-English primary education she warns that at this rate, Dutch will disappear from public life within the next decades. She argues that an international outlook is a ‘mindset’ which is not tied to the language in which it is expressed. The full article in Dutch can be read here.