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.


English in Sweden

March 17th, 2012

Episode 5 of 50 episodes

The long-term Swedish love affair with the English language continues unabated, so much so that Swedish—as well as five other national minority languages—have been given a legislative boost, to encourage and increase their standing at home.

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