Dr David Hornsby from the Department of English Language & Linguistics was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland on 20 October.
He was speaking in response to the British Council’s recommendation that the most advantageous languages to learn for the future include Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish. David Hornsby argues that these are languages that will become more economically and politically influential in the future.
The programme can be heard on the BBC’s iPlayer. David Hornsby’s interview occurs 58 minutes into the programme; the full programme lasts approximately 90 minutes.