Babel No12 (August 2015)
British and American English
 – Jeremy Butterfield investigates how British and American English differ
The Early BBC on the Question of Pronunciation – Jurg Schwyter describes the BBC’s attempts to prescribe how English should be spoken 
Description Vs. Prescription – Dan McIntyre on attitudes to how language is used
Talking Robots
 – Georgina Brown looks at Speech Technology applications
What’s in a Name?
 – Sarah Chevalier explores the associations attached to given names

Regular features
Ask a Linguist – Why do we talk to our babies in the third person?
Language Games – Test yourself on the modern Greek alphabet
Language in the News – The rise of emoji; Michael Gove on grammar
Languages of the World – Halid Bulic discusses the Bosnian language
The Linguistic Lexicon – Babel brings you the letter L
Lives in Language – Sjoerd van Hoorn profiles French linguist Emile Benveniste
Meet the Professionals – Babel meets translator and intercultural mediator Laura Centonze
Pull-out poster – Illustrations of ‘untranslatable’ words
Reviews – Naomi S. Baron’s ‘Words Onscreen’; Vyvyan Evans’s ‘The Language Myth’