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 5th, 2012
Episode 12 of 50 episodes
‘Japanese on the Move: Life Stories of Transmigration’ is an online project set up jointly by the longtime collaborators Dr Kimie Takahashi and Professor Ingrid Piller, telling about the Japanese-ness of a range of participants living in Australia, hosted on the sociolinguistics research website called ‘Language on the Move'.