The New Latin: English Dominates in Academe

As students and the Internet cross borders, academics find they must speak the same tongue

In chemistry laboratories in Jordan, university libraries in Cambodia, and college classrooms in Sweden, an odd language is in use.

The language is English, which is increasingly becoming the language of higher education and science around the world. The development is being stoked by the growing integration of the world economy, with the United States, the one remaining superpower and the world's economic locomotive, at its head.

The trend is also being fueled by the spread