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.


Your 'real' name

November 10th, 2012

Episode 39 of 50 episodes

Our names are an essential part of our personal, as well as social, identity. Then along come the complications that occur with migration—when the language environment changes—after which, there may be some confusion about what your ‘real’ name is.

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