Improve your English listening and vocabulary with BBC Learning English! ‘Mother tongue’ is an interesting English expression. Like many languages, English has a number of gender-specific terms that don’t refer to gender-specific ideas and concepts. And this complicated relationship between language and gender is what Sam and Georgina are talking about in this programme.
You’ll find audio and text for download on our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-191031