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.


Everybody's story

October 27th, 2012

Episode 37 of 50 episodes

Not just the domain of linguists and other kinds of wordnerds, when it comes to language, everybody’s got a story to tell – including Tiger Webb, who plays the ultimate kind of frisbee, as well as Irina Dunn, who coined the aphorism, ‘A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’.