Richard Scholar



    Photo of pink flowers in a field French flowers in an English garden A summer walk through the garden of the English language reveals it sporting many a foreign flower. English has borrowed more words from French, in particular, than from any other modern foreign language. Read More
    Ideas Podcast: Emigres, French Words That Turned English, Richard Scholar Émigrés: French Words That Turned English Richard Scholar examines the continuing history of untranslated French words in English and asks what these words reveal about the fertile but fraught relationship that England and France have long shared. Read More
    Ship The multilingual pleasures of English At a moment of resurgent nationalism in the English-speaking world, Émigrés invites native Anglophone readers to consider how much we owe the French language and why so many of us remain ambivalent about the migrants in our midst. Read More