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.


Lingua Franca: The notebooks of William Dawes

August 18th, 2012

Episode 27 of 50 episodes

William Dawes's two notebooks on the language of the Aboriginal people with whom he conversed during his stay in Sydney in 1788, provide ample indication of the 'puzzlement and wonder that circulated after the indigenous and the incursive cultures collided'

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