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Tower of Babel, or why bother about international standards?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Program abstracts of the 162nd meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, 2011, 2467-2467 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
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While a vast nation like the USA has the capacity to be self-sufficient, many countries lack this privilege. Take Sweden as an example, a small country in northern Europe with a population of 9 million. Swedes are proud to be international. And they should, because how could a nation, which since the days of the Vikings has depended on international trade, sustain itself without a global economy. International standards support the development within this global economy, just like English as business language facilitates global collaboration. Imagine humanity without these common frames of reference.

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2011. 2467-2467 p.
, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966 ; 130(4)
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Tower of Babel, international standards
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69352DOI: diva2:476253
162nd meeting of The Acoustical Society of America
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-04-26Bibliographically approved

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