Babel No14 (February 2016)
Anyone for Menace? – Dominic Watt, Sarah Jelly, James Tompkinson and Katherine Weinberg investigate intimidating speech patterns
Changing the Debate – Deborah Cameron and Sylvia Shaw examine women party leaders’ language
Political Conflict as a Catalyst for Language Change – William Cotter discusses Palestinian Arabic
You Are Here – Andrea Macrae introduces deixis
Ask a Linguist – How do emojis mean?
Language Games – Pick up some Nimbian numerals
Language in the News – Philadelphian ASL accent; Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year
Languages of the World – Paul Flanagan discusses Northern Sotho
The Linguistic Lexicon – Babel brings you the letter N
Lives in Language – Bas Aarts profiles Danish linguist Otto Jespersen
Meet the Professionals – Babel meets language podcast presenter Helen Zaltzman
Pull-out poster – What kind of linguist are you? Find out with a Cosmo-style quiz!
Reviews – David Crystal’s ‘Words in Time and Place’; Yellowlees Douglas’s ‘The Reader’s Brain’