The Economist correspondent and author discusses "grammar grouches", linguistic evolution, and why the world looks different in other languages
China covers a vast territory, and is far more ethnically and culturally diverse than many outsiders assume. So what does it mean to be Chinese?
What a professor of philosophy has on his bookshelf. The languages of logic, mathematics, and science, as well as English, French, and German. The nitty gritty of truth
McCrum looks at three stages of evolution in the English language. The first British, the second American and then the third - the globish stage - the one in which English is used as international default position