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.
May 19th, 2012
Episode 14 of 50 episodes
In place of Lingua Franca on Saturday, 19 May, RN will be broadcasting from the Sydney Writers Festival. For the Wednesday night broadcast of Lingua Franca, 23 May, Robert Dessaix reads his autobiographical piece Incommunicado, telling about the privately-conceived language that he calls K.