Lingua Franca - Program podcast

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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.


Names for where we're from

October 13th, 2012

Episode 35 of 50 episodes

People can be named according to where they're from and so might be Sydneysiders, Melburnians, Canberrans or Darwinites. But what are you called if you’re from the Alice? And, is someone from Wangaratta a ‘Ratter’ or a ‘Wanger’?

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