A vast majority of the world’s scientific literature is published in English. What does this mean for the world’s scholars and researchers, and for scientific progress itself?

Michael Gordin is the author of Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English.


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Show notes

Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo14504917.html

Scientific Babel by Michael Gordin review – the hunt for a common language
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/02/scientific-babel-michael-gordin-review

Scientific Babel: Why English rules
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630193-200-scientific-babel-why-english-rules/

They Really Do Speak Another Language
https://www.wsj.com/articles/they-really-do-speak-another-language-1434741494

Dominance of English resulting in ‘lost scientific knowledge’
https://www.relocatemagazine.com/news/david-sapsted-feb-2016-01-09-8519–dominance-of-english-resulting-in-lost-scientific-knowledge

English has taken over academia: but the real culprit is not linguistic
https://theconversation.com/english-has-taken-over-academia-but-the-real-culprit-is-not-linguistic-58240