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.
April 7th, 2012
Episode 8 of 50 episodes
Spoken by a tribe of nomadic warriors on horseback in the television series Game of Thrones, Dothraki is the latest new language constructed for screen-based sci-fi and fantasy entertainment, designed to infuse content with a increased credibility and to stimulate greater audience involvement.