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.


Chinglish toastmasters

December 22nd, 2012

Episode 45 of 50 episodes

“Chinglish” is what the often weirdly amusing results of the direct translation of words and phrases into English, by Chinese speakers, is called. But it is also the name of a bilingual – Mandarin and English – toastmasters’ club operating in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood.