Babel No26 (February 2019)

Babel No26 (February 2019)ArticlesFundamentally flawed words – Frederick Hale on the origins and semantic history of ‘fundamentalism’Tetun in Timor – Catharina Williams-van Klinken on the rise of a small local language in East TimorThe Changing face of English...

Babel No25 (November 2018)

Babel No25 (November 2018)ArticlesLanguage and Nationalism – Kiana Rezakhanlou looks at the relationship between language and the idea of nationhoodFrom Cookie to Boss – Claudia Bensi explores how Dutch influenced US language and societyLinguistic X-men – Hannah...

Babel No24 (August 2018)

Babel No24 (August 2018)ArticlesEverything You Wanted to Know about Film Translation Formats – Beata Podwysocka on subtitles, dubbing and voice-overAfrikaans in Patagonia – Nicholas Henriksen explores the linguistic traits of a bilingual South African communityThe...

Babel No23 (May 2018)

Babel No23 (May 2018)ArticlesAround the World in a Loanword – Andreea S Calude on why we borrow words from other languagesThe Mystery of the Missing Prepositions – Laura R Bailey investigates different uses of ‘because’Can a Game of...

Sampler issue

Articles Sweet bully BottomSome unusual Shakespearean usagesThe US foreign language deficitA look at the state of language-learning in AmericaThe art of KonglishA guide to the fusion of English and KoreanRegular featuresAsk a linguistWhy is the letter ‘X’...

Babel No1 (2012)

ArticlesAnything you say may be given in evidenceA look at the work of forensic speech scientistsCircles of EnglishHow English norms are shiftingHow to speak VenusianThe problems of intergalactic communicationPoliteness in ChineseIs Chinese politeness really different...