The (Hegemonic?) Role of the English Language

  title={The (Hegemonic?) Role of the English Language},
  author={C. Tomuschat},
  journal={Nordic Journal of International Law},
  • C. Tomuschat
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Nordic Journal of International Law
Latin was the language mostly used by international lawyers in the early centuries of European history, later replaced by French. In the course of the 20th century, the monopoly of French was progressively eroded by English. At world level, English has become the primary instrument of communication, whose dominance is not confined to diplomatic intercourse, but has also intruded into academia. Numerous international law journals have switched to English at least as a supplementary language… Expand