HomeBy Serena Golden. Whether or not science needs a global language -- which, Scott L. Montgomery believes, it does -- like it or not, it already has one: English. So Montgomery argues in his new book, Does Science Need a Global Language? English and the Future of Research (University of Chicago Press). Montgomery, who is an affiliate faculty member in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, lays out a host of data in support of his claim that English has more and more become the language of scientific communication and publication -- and that it is likely to remain so for quite some time to come. Read more...