The staying power of English, and Shakespeare in Shona

 In this week's World in Words podcast: a new book sparks a debate about how long English will rule the world. Also, Shakespeare's plays will be performed in 38 languages next year in London, plus efforts to eradicate a Colonial-era pidgin still used by South African mineworkers, and to eradicate English words from Russian and Chinese.

Player utilities

Listen to the Story.