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German a "language in decline"?

On Wikipedia's German language page, there is a small section titled "German in decline."

This is what it has to say:

German in decline
The increasing use of English in Germany's higher education system, as well as in business and in popular culture, has led various German academics to state, not necessarily from an entirely negative perspective, that German is a language in decline in its native country. For example, Ursula Kimpel, of the University of Tübingen, said in 2005 that “German universities are offering more courses in English because of the large number of students coming from abroad. German is unfortunately a language in decline. We need and want our professors to be able to teach effectively in English.”


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From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language

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