Dublin Inquirer cites Reagan book in article about controversial Ryanair quiz

The Dublin Inquirer cited a book by Timothy Reagan, professor of foreign language education, in a report about budget airline Ryanair forcing South African travelers to the U.K. to take a quiz in Afrikaans to prove their nationality. Reagan’s 2019 book “Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice” says that today’s Afrikaans evolved from the Dutch language, whose speakers colonized South Africa centuries ago. The fraught history of the language makes the Ryanair incidents “all the more painful and ironic,” according to the article.