6 Jun 2024

The new language of 'memes'

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 6 June 2024

We generally think of language as something which is spoken, or written, involving words and sounds as a means of communicating ideas.

However we are living in a digital age, and our resident sociolinguist says that means new languages are forming - and new fluencies, therefore, are being developed - and tested. 

Dr Julia de Bres joins Emile Donovan.

An illustration is being shown in Suqian, China, on January 24, 2024, depicting TikTok's layoffs in the United States. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto) (Photo by CFOTO / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Photo: CFOTO / NurPhoto via AFP