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