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.


'Fully (sic)' = totally awesome!

August 25th, 2012

Episode 28 of 50 episodes

Fully (sic) is Crikey’s language blog, set up by Piers Kelly as a forum for ‘discerning word nerds’. With a focus on language issues in the political life of Australia, it also comments on shifts in Aussie vernacular, such as the use of ‘ass’ rather than ‘arse’.

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