WPR’s Here on Earth: The Origins and Currency of Language

On Monday, June 14, Jean Feraca of WPR’s Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, discussed The Life of Language with David Crystal, one of the world’s preeminent language specialists. You can hear it on podcast here.

“With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, understanding the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. From an infant’s first words to the peculiar dialect of text messaging, we’ll explore the intricacies and quirks of our daily words as a part of our World Language Series.”

About the show:
Here on Earth
explores international movements, world citizens, cross-cultural conversions, democracy-building initiatives, and the best world literature, movies, arts, food, and culture, each Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. (rebroadcast each night at 9 p.m.).

Here is on Earth is made possible by Wisconsin Public Radio, a service of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin – Extension and has an engaged partnership with Radio Netherlands, Division of International Studies, and World Literature Today.

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