This report discussed concerns that the future of the UK's world class research base might be threatened by the decline in modern language learning and calls for a series of measures by Universities and Government bodies to address this danger.
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Demand for language skills
Supply of language skills
Implications and need for further evidence
Persons and organisations consulted
Languages needed for PhD research
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