Lingua Franca, presented by Maria Zijlstra, looks at all aspects of language: language old, modern, and even invented. Through interviews and prepared talks, the program features experts who analyse a single topic of interest to users and lovers of language. Examples of the sort of linguistic territory they traverse are: bi-lingual education, ebonics, the language of pornography, and the political use of words. Lingua Franca is published every Saturday.
July 7th, 2012
Episode 21 of 50 episodes
A pair of exhibitions currently showing at the Jewish Museum of Australia, called ‘Aleph Bet’, both focus on the Hebrew alphabet. One features a masterful investigation into the alphabet’s mystical connections with the kabbalah, by the French artist Marc Lopez Bernal; the other, playfully instructs children about the names and features of each of the 22 letters.