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.


The voice

December 8th, 2012

Episode 43 of 50 episodes

The human voice is an amazing instrument. Capable of strenuous activity, with our tiny vocal chords often travelling more than two kilometres a day, we use it to express so much more than words.