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.


RN summer series, part 1: Me & other languages

December 29th, 2012

Episode 46 of 50 episodes

Language plays a huge part in the complex of our individual and communal identities, like for the distinguished linguist Alexandra Aikhenvald, who tells her life story with many of them.