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.
November 3rd, 2012
Episode 38 of 50 episodes
The first in a trilogy of books for kids, Word Hunters, is a thriller featuring the girl/boy twins Al and Lexi Hunter – along with their pet rat, Doug – in a fast-paced, time-travelling search for their way home as well as for a missing family member along the way.