BBC Radio 4
Short Cuts: Lost for Words
31 January 2012
Presented by Nina Garthwaite
Produced by Eleanor McDowall
In the final edition of the series we find ourselves 'Lost for Words' as
Nina explores our difficulty expressing ourselves. In 'The True
Language', the sound artist John Wynne examines our attachment to the
first language we learn - and what happens when it starts to disappear.
We discover how simple geographical terms can become politically charged
as the Irish novelist Glenn Patterson struggles to find the right word
to describe his home. And the singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews
reflects on the musicality of language.
Irish Geography and The Lord's Prayer featured on Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week'