12 Jul 2010

Author slot - Barry Blake

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:11 pm on 12 July 2010

Barry Blake is a linguist and Professor Emeritus at La Trobe University. He's an expert on all aspects of language, and a well known authority on Australian Aboriginal languages. He's made a special study of the practice of being obscure in what we say, and how we write. It is the subject of his new book, Secret Language; Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and Symbols.