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.
March 31st, 2012
Episode 7 of 50 episodes
A great collection of language data, text-based as well as digital, has been launched online, so that documentation of Australia's linguistic landscape is now available for all. Kate Burridge launched the AustNC at Griffith University in Brisbane on March 26, 2012.