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 Taiwan

February 25th, 2012

Episode 2 of 50 episodes

Rather than being a foreign language for its users all over the world, English is increasingly used not just as an international lingua franca, but as a standard feature of the linguistic landscape everywhere—like in Taiwan.