Basic English Versus the Artificial Languages by C. K. Ogden
With Contributions by Paul D. Hugon and L.W. Lockhart
Psyche Miniatures General Series No. 78
Publisher : Kegan Paul, Trench. 1935
This book is written from the standpoint of those who believe that the solution of the problem of Debabelization is to be found in Basic English.
It is designed as a reply to the arguments still frequently advanced in support of one or other of the artificial languages and with particular reference to Esperanto . . .
C. K. Ogden Orthological Institute
The Introductory (In Basic English):
Basic English is an attempt to give to everyone a second, or international, language, which will take as little of the learner's time as possible. . . .
It is a system in which everything may be said for all the purposes of everyday existence: the common interests of men and women, general, talk, news, trade and science . . .
The Table of Contents:
Part I The Function of a Universal Language
The Choice Before Us
Two Points of View
Science Versus Sophistication
The Economic Motive
Simplicity and Regularity
The Psychological Value of Experiment
Part II Esperanto Controversy
Supplement I - An Examination of Esperanto by Paul D. Hugon
Supplement II - A Critique of Novial by L.W. Lockhart
Supplement III - A Note on Occidental by Gerald A. Moore
Affirmations of Basic English (Academics of the Period)
Other volumes in the Psyche Minitures series.