Brighter Basic. Examples of Basic English for Young Persons of Taste and Feeling.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.Ltd, 1935. 2nd printing. Psyche Miniatures series. BASIC is an anacronym of British, American, Scientific, International, Commercial) English. 15.5cms x 10cms. Pp.118/2(publisher's catalogue), folding chart frontispiece,owner's name to front free endpaper, minor spotting to endpapers. Green cloth spine over paper covered boards, original paper label to spine, front board a little soiled. Scarce. G+.** "Charles Kay Ogden, (1889-1957), British writer and linguist who originated Basic English, a simplified system of the English language language intended as a uniform, standardized means of international communication,,General interest in Basic English did not develop until after 1943, however, when Winston Churchill, with the support of Franklin D. Roosevelt, appointed a committee to study the extension of its use. Ogdens efforts resulted in conceptions of language learning that are still productive."(Enc.Britannica).
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