New Generation Thinkers: John Gallagher

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How would you go about buying a horse in a country where no one understood English? John Gallagher of the University of Cambridge examines how early phrasebooks in the 15th and 16th century helped pioneering merchants, students and pilgrims spread the adoption of the English language across Europe and beyond.

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.

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