The language of the financial markets. Michael Rosen returns for a new series on words.
Colin Blakemore explores the evolution of speech and language.
Professor Jean Aitchison examines what troubles us about how our language is changing.
Professor Jean Aitchison explores how and why language develops so quickly in children.
Four individuals discuss the part languages and words play in their working lives.
How making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture.
Melvyn considers the impact of the invention of the book.
How the invention of writing influenced the spread of religion.
How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.
From Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
Michael Rosen on the evocative words used to describe features of the British landscape.
Will technology make language barriers obsolete?
Aleks Krotoski asks if language is a technology and how it has changed in the digital age.
Michael Rosen talks to Steve Jones about language and our genes.
Neuroscientist Dr Frederique Liegeois joins Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright.
How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
What's it like to lose the language spoken by your parents? Michael Rosen finds out.
Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses, talks in depth to Michael Rosen.
Maria Mertzani moved from Greece to study sign language in the UK and now teaches children
Mark Turin meets the linguists who track and preserve the languages of the Big Apple.
presented by Mark Lawson on Front Row from 9/10/2001
Tanya Byron and Michael Rosen discuss the language parents use to talk to their children.
Rachel Johnson talks to author Michael Frayn about the struggles of writing fiction.
Stephen Fry talks to presenter Michael Rosen about their mutual obsession with language.
Steven Pinker joins Michael Rosen to talk about his love of, and life in, language.
The writer Graham Joyce with a personal take on the ways in which we talk about cancer.
Sally Bayley traces the art of diary writing from Pepys to today's culture of blogging.
Times columnist Iain Martin examines the role of language differences in social divides.
Professor Jean Aitchison looks at the way we use language.
Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where precise use of words is crucial.