The Universal Language

A series by a Russian, English teacher at a Swedish university.

Lecture 1 :  An army, a navy and plenty of cash:
                   Natural language as lingua francas.
Lecture 2.   As big as it gets: English as a lingua franca.
Lecture 3.   Planned languages and pidgins: Tailored to fit?
Lecture 4.   Reasonably idealist: How do we make a fair
                   lingua franca?

Look at Lecture 4. first if you want a quick overview.

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