Boston Public Radio, “Who Speaks Latin Today, Anyways?”

March 12, 2013

Interview on the WGBH show “Boston Public Radio” about the “living Latin” movement. (Mar. 12, 2013)

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation in Latin in February, he thrust the long dead language into the spotlight. In the United States, few Catholics still celebrate Mass in Latin, and we’re far from the days of mandatory Latin in schools (you’d be hard pressed to find a person under the age of 20 who knows the Latin phrase “semper ubi sub ubi”).

Linguist Ben Zimmer joined Boston Public Radio to talk with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about Latin’s comeback.

(Show page, audio, related Boston Globe column)

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