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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.

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du/Sie

March 10th, 2012

Episode 4 of 50 episodes

How participants address each other—using either du, a familiar kind of 'you', or using Sie to indicate greater social distance—is a point of some debate in German internet forums.

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