Babel No9 (November 2014)
Childhood in Three Languages – Sarah Chevalier investigates multilingual language acquisition
English Language in Australian Schools – Ella Hopkins on a revival in English language teaching
The Four-year-old Linguist – Rhonwen Shaw looks at children’s language skills and knowledge
The Great Phonics Debate – Jack Thirlby and Matt Davies investigate systematic synthetic phonics
Target: Accent – Justyna Kozyra-Bober investigates mastering a new accent
Youth Activism in Language Preservation – Chase Garcia and An Nguyen describe work that raises awareness for endangered and minority languages
Ask a Linguist – How useful are language-learning apps?
Language Games – Can you decipher Cree syllabics?
Language in the News – Messi and Spanish learning; Press attitudes to Scottish independence
Languages of the World – Joe Wilde discusses Bislama
The Linguistic Lexicon – Babel brings you the letter I
Lives in Language – Mick Short remembers Geoffrey Leech
Meet the Professionals – Babel meets lexicographer Craig Leyland
Pull-out poster – A map of emerging and endangered languages
Reviews – John H. McWhorter’s ‘The Language Hoax’; David Crystal’s ‘Begat’