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Ian Siebörger to speak on SAFM

Date Released: Fri, 4 November 2011 00:00 +0200

Rhodes Linguistics lecturer Ian Siebörger will be interviewed on SAFM's "Word of Mouth" feature on language on Sunday 6 November from 1:30 to 2:00pm..

The show will be on the topic of "the language of movement & mobility and the impact of mobility on global languages".  Discussion will revolve around how languages mix and sometimes are reinvented as people move from place to place.  It will look at whether this is good or bad for languages.  Other questions that will be discussed include "How do dialects come about?", "Is the notion of a pure language a myth or reality?", and "How do languages evolve and what contributing factors come into play when this happens?"

You can listen to the show via live audio streaming at http://tunein.com/radio/SAFM-1051-s6404/.