Babel No18 (February 2017)
Encountering Conlangs – Deak Kirkham investigates the intriguing phenomenon of constructed languages
Reign of the Grass-mud Horse – Susanna Wickes looks at strategies for evading censorship on the Chinese internet
Opportunity vs. Identity – Jon Reyhner looks at the negative effects of assimilationist educational efforts that sought to ‘civilise’
The Case of Double Negation – Naomi Gradwell on the history of a linguistic bugbear

Regular features
Ask a Linguist – Have nouns in German always been capitalised?
Language Games – Morphological motifs
Language in the News – Language prejudices in court
Languages of the World – Malcolm Hebron on Catalan
The Linguistic Lexicon – Babel brings you the letter R
Lives in Language – Siobhan Chapman on L. Susan Stebbing
Meet the Professionals – Babel meets speech-language pathologist Holly Shapiro
Pull-out poster – How we can mean more than what we say
Reviews – Michael D. Gordin’s ‘Scientific Babel’; Judy Hochberg’s ‘101 Questions about Spanish’; Robert C Berwick and Noam Chomsky’s ‘Why Only Us?’