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.
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’.