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 26th, 2012
Episode 15 of 50 episodes
In place of Lingua Franca on Saturday, 26 May, RN was broadcasting from TEDx Sydney, including the talk by the lecturer in psychology at the Australian National University, Evan Kidd, explaining how children who have imaginary companions have improved language skills, in comparison with children who don't.