Lingua Franca - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Arts, Literature

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.


Back to the beginning, naturally

September 29th, 2012

Episode 33 of 50 episodes

Described as a ‘mystical idiom’ said to be found universally in nature, the secret society of Rosicrucians elaborated an old idea of a primal language that was the language of nature itself, through which we could know the real world and our true selves.

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