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 3: Elephants talk low down

January 12th, 2013

Episode 48 of 50 episodes

Elephant communication consists of a much wider repertoire than previously known, with significant vocalisations expressed at such low frequencies they are inaudible to the human ear.