Mr. Pertsch, how much do you like German?

Jörg Thomann

Editor of the “Life” section of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

I love languages ​​in general because they reflect society – and German is remarkably large, wonderful and diverse.

You are the editor of the new book “Duden: Diversity”. 100 authors present 100 terms that call for discussion – and the book seems primarily to show how language can hurt others.

Not only that, but it comes out in the book, yes: how do we deal with language, are there problematic words that are discriminatory? This is highlighted alongside many other diversity and diversity issues.