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.
Mexican scholar of children's literature, Evelyn Arizpe, lives and works in Glasgow.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright find out how much of English comes from French roots.
Michael Rosen on the evocative words used to describe features of the British landscape.
Will technology make language barriers obsolete?
Michael Rosen talks to Steve Jones about language and our genes.
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
The advantages and disadvantages of speaking more than one language.
Mark Turin meets the linguists who track and preserve the languages of the Big Apple.
Philip Pullman and Michael Rosen talk in depth about language and writing.
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Tanya Byron and Michael Rosen discuss the language parents use to talk to their children.
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.
Times columnist Iain Martin examines the role of language differences in social divides.
Michael Rosen asks how English spoken by foreign students equips them for university life.
Professor Jean Aitchison looks at the way we use language.
Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where precise use of words is crucial.