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Window on a Wider World

We recently published a five-part blog series looking into the idea of global language, aiming to answer the question ‘Is English the ultimate global language?’. If you missed these posts or want to refresh your memory, you can start here. In the second part of the series I wrote about Esperanto, a language created specifically [...]

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IETUGL Part 5: Is English the ultimate global language?

In a five-part blog series I have been proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? This is the fifth and final post of this blog series. Read posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 to catch up. In part 4 I considered how the English language has evolved to become a prime [...]

IETUGL Part 4: English – the language of the Internet

In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read posts 1, 2 and 3 to catch up. In part 3 of this blog series, I explained how English has become the lingua franca (a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a [...]

IETUGL Part 3: English – the lingua franca of world transport

In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read posts 1 and 2 to catch up. In part 2 of this blog series, I looked at the idea of a universal language, Esperanto, created specifically for the purpose of uniting people from different language backgrounds. But [...]

IETUGL Part 2: Esperanto – a universal language?

In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read part 1 to this blog series if you've missed it. Part 2: Esperanto – a universal language? There are somewhere between 3000 and 6000 languages spoken worldwide. Whilst a language makes the individuals that speak it unique, [...]

Is English the ultimate global language? (IETUGL) Part 1

Part 1: Introduction In February 2012, I proudly handed in my university dissertation – 20% of my final Graphic Design degree. It was entitled “How an increase in world transport and tourism has created a greater demand for concise cross-cultural signage”. (Quite a mouthful, I know.) In this dissertation I explored the relationship between language, [...]