LINGUIST List 13.2534

Fri Oct 4 2002

Media: BBC Radio: English vs Language Diversity

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>


  1. Dominic Watt, BBC Radio 4 programme: 'The Commission'

Message 1: BBC Radio 4 programme: 'The Commission'

Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 19:30:41 +0000
From: Dominic Watt <>
Subject: BBC Radio 4 programme: 'The Commission'

On Saturday 5th October at 10.15pm BBC Radio 4 (92-95FM, 198LW) is
repeating a programme in its series 'The Commission' first broadcast
on Wednesday 2nd October, entitled: 'Superlanguage: is the popularity
of English killing diversity?' A panel of public figures hears
evidence and offers solutions to an issue of current concern.

You can download a recording of the programme from 

by clicking on the 'Listen to the last programme to be broadcast'
button, but you will also need to download and install the latest
version of 'RealOne Player' if you don't already have the software on
your PC (this is done automatically if you click on the button, but it
takes a few minutes). The BBC hasn't yet updated the text and graphics
on the page at this address, so if you see a picture of a sperm cell,
don't worry!

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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