Welcome back for a new semester of broadcasts on the Modern Greek Radio! For their first broadcast, Yianni and Emily decided to stick to a topic close to their hearts and one they have personal experience with. They have constructed a broadcast on the topic of bilingualism and biculturalism with personal interviews and interviews with linguists, Professor Brian Joseph and Professor Spiros Moschonas.

Broadcast Outline:

Emily & Yianni Intro 00:00-1:40

Dr. Brian Joseph Intro 01:41-02:13         

Prof. Spiros Moschonas Intro 02:14-03:11

Yianni’s Bilingual Experience 03:12-04:32

Emily’s Bilingual Experience 04:33-05:22

Yianni’s Growing Comfort with Greek 05:23-07:06

The Beauty of a Bilingual Friend Group 07:07-07:30

Song Break 07:31-09:45

Dr. Brian Joseph on the definition of bilingualism 09:46-15:56

The Evolution of Language 15:57-21:15

Dr. Brian Joseph 15:57-19:22

Prof. Spiros Moschonas 19:2-21:15

The Characteristics of Bilingualism 21:16-25:06

Language as an Identity Marker 25:07-26:54

Juggling Two Languages and Identities 26:55-27:45

Prof. Spiros Moschonas on Language Weaved into Culture 27:46-28:52

Translatability 28:53-30:00

Song Break 30:01-32:38

Translatability cont. 32:39-36:06

Greek to English 32:39-35:05

English to Greek 35:06-36:06

The Different Environments of Bilingualism 36:07-39:24

Greeklish 39:25-40:30

Song Break 40:31-43:57

Prof. Spiros Moschonas on the Greek of Ohio 43:58-45:37

The Non-Verbal Communication 45:38-47:45

Code-switching and Identity 47:46-49:09

Language Influence Addressed by Dr. Brian Joseph 49:10-51:30

Closing Remarks 51:31-54:23



Professor Spiros Moschonas

Professor Brian Joseph









Bibliography for the research done on this broadcast:

Cairns, Douglas L. Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Classical Press of Wales, 2005.
Alexiou, Panayiota. Switching Codes, Switching Code: Bilinguals’ Emotional Responses in English and Greek. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
McNeill, David Language and Gesture. Cambridge University Press, 2000
Flusser, Vilhem. Gestures. University of Minnesota Press, 2014
Lazaridis, Henriette The Homeland of Stories: On Lingual and Cultural Identity. 2013
Stavanas, Ilan. Lives in Translation: Bilingual Writers on Identity and Creativity, 2003


Interview with Professor Spiros Moschonas: