German Language Is Changing
My attempt to explain these changes is the following: There are less and less people who can truly identify with Germany, German language and German culture. Already a huge part of the people living in Germany has foreign origins. Many of these people with immigration background have no sound command of the German language. The young generation grows up with internet and computer games instead of good books. Therefore, German language has lost importance for many German citizens.
In school, children hear that English is important for their future career as the globalization makes it absolutely necessary to communicate with people from all over the world. English is business language number one.
Many computer games, films and famous singers come from the USA. The internet is full of texts in English language.
For many people, English consequently means success, information and “cool stuff". German on the other hand stands for unemployment, social and political problems, maybe even racism.
The people who make these distinctions are not aware of their connotations. They have just made the experience that many negative things are German and many positive things are English. They do not see that English speaking countries have their own problems with unemployment and the like or that there are good things in Germany as well.
German people are dying because German women get less and less children. The German language, however, will die even faster.