There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our modern-day Tower of Babel?
These two podcasts are great mainstream looks at issues that filled with cultural geography content. So many languages on Earth is clearly inefficient (the EU spends $1 billion per year on translation), and yet, linguistic diversity is such a rich part of humanity’s cultural heritage. Listen to the first episode, Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? as well as the follow-up episode, What Would Be the Best Universal Language?
Tags: language, culture, worldwide, English, regions, diffusion, technology.
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