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Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

A life in dictionaries

Bruce Moore, from the Australian National Dictionary Centre, describes how his life in dictionaries, and in Australian English, began when he was teaching army cadets Old and Middle English languages.
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Presenters: Bruce Moore
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Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

Living language

Susan Butler and Roly Sussex discuss the idea that a living Australian English is all about change and infiltration by ‘multiple, parallel streams’ as spoken by Aboriginal people, southern European migrants, English-speakers in other countries and so on.
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Presenters: Susan Butler and Roly Sussex
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Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

The language of power and persuasion

Julian Burnside reflects on the importance of words in his life as a barrister, an activist, and a writer.
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Presenters: Julian Burnside

Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

Language and identity

Jagera and Dulingbara woman Jeanie Bell talks about the importance of language to Indigenous identities, the impact of the forcible loss of language and culture, and the attempts to revive Indigenous languages.

Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

Love of language

Author David Malouf talks about the importance of language and literacy, and his love of language, but also laments its overuse and debasement.
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Presenters: David Malouf
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Weekend of Ideas 20 Mar 2010

Bendable learnings

Writer Don Watson looks at the triumph of modern management-speak and how those who favour the deliberately obscure and the falsely scientific are driving us all nuts.
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