Issue Guide

Below is a guide to every issue of Babel and the feature articles and regular features you can find in each one. You can pick up all back issues on our Buy back issues page.

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Articles Sweet bully BottomSome unusual Shakespearean usagesThe US foreign language deficitA look at the state of language-learning in AmericaThe art of ...
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Babel No1 (2012)
ArticlesAnything you say may be given in evidenceA look at the work of forensic speech scientistsCircles of EnglishHow English norms ...
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Babel No2 (February 2013)
ArticlesKyanising, kestos and vassarettesThe stories behind famous brand namesLanguage as headacheHow to think like a linguistOur survey says…Research into the ...
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Babel No3 (May 2013)
ArticlesDebunking the myth of the male polyglotA search for women with amazing linguistic powersEndangered alphabetsExploring the world’s endangered alphabetsLanguage, ideology ...
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Babel No4 (August 2013)
ArticlesAlice in Ego-landThe rhetoric of inanimate objects that talkAnimal languageCan animals really talk to humans?British Sign LanguageWhy BSL is in ...
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Babel No5 (November 2013)
ArticlesThe day of the cyborgJonathan Downie wonders if computers will take over translationDouble-voicingIs there is a linguistic glass ceiling in ...
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Babel No6 (February 2014)
ArticlesBringing up bilingual childrenThe advantages of growing up with more than one languageMilitancy or manipulation?The demonisation of trade unions in ...
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Babel No7 (May 2014)
ArticlesA battle not the warWho fought in the Linguistic War of the 1960s?FingallianThe case of the disappearing dialectResistance is futileThe ...
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Babel No8 (August 2014)
ArticlesThe art of KonglishA guide to the fusion of English and Korean Borrowed words in everyday EnglishHow the UK owes more ...
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Babel No9 (November 2014)
Babel No9 (November 2014)ArticlesChildhood in Three Languages – Sarah Chevalier investigates multilingual language acquisitionEnglish Language in Australian Schools – Ella Hopkins on a ...
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Babel No10 (February 2015)
Babel No10 (February 2015)ArticlesBeing Creative with Negation – Lisa Nahajec on creativity with negation in EnglishNew Chinglish – Li Wei describes a variety ...
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Babel No11 (May 2015)
Babel No11 (May 2015)ArticlesBilingualism and Emotions – Ania Marchwiak provides a bilingual’s perspective on how we express emotions in Polish and EnglishHebny ...
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Babel No12 (August 2015)
Babel No12 (August 2015)ArticlesBritish and American English – Jeremy Butterfield investigates how British and American English differThe Early BBC on the Question ...
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Babel No13 (November 2015)
Babel No13 (November 2015)ArticlesThe Combinatorial Structure of English Hannah Little on the theremin and EnglishThe Language Debate – Monique Flecken and Geoffrey ...
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Babel No14 (February 2016)
Babel No14 (February 2016)ArticlesAnyone for Menace? – Dominic Watt, Sarah Jelly, James Tompkinson and Katherine Weinberg investigate intimidating speech patternsChanging the ...
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Babel No15 (May 2016)
Babel No15 (May 2016)ArticlesThe Future of English – Simon Horobin on how English might look in the futureWho Did What to ...
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Babel No16 (August 2016)
Babel No16 (August 2016)ArticlesRediscovering Saussure – William J. Carrasco on revisiting Saussure’s workThe Inside Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics – Sali A. Tagliamonte ...
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Babel No17 (November 2016)
Babel No17 (November 2016)ArticlesRomansch – Emma Jewell discusses the history and culture of RomanschThe Frog Stories – Jane Lugea on the ‘frog ...
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Babel No18 (February 2017)
Babel No18 (February 2017)ArticlesEncountering Conlangs – Deak Kirkham investigates the intriguing phenomenon of constructed languagesReign of the Grass-mud Horse – Susanna Wickes ...
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Babel No19 (May 2017)
Babel No19 (May 2017)ArticlesThe Poetics of Hamilton – Jennifer Harding on figurative language in the hit Broadway showKeep Calm and Use ...
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Babel No20 (August 2017)
Babel No20 (August 2017)ArticlesLanguage: Its Forms and Functions – Simone Bacchini introduces Systemic Functional LinguisticsThe Limits of Machine Translation – ...
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Babel No21 (November 2017)
Babel No21 (November 2017)ArticlesBeing Bilingual in America – Abhishek Dedhe looks at the tough language choices facing immigrant parents in ...
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Babel No22 (February 2018)
Babel No22 (February 2018)ArticlesI’d Know that Laugh Anywhere – Elliott Land discusses his stuy of naive speaker identificationSouth African English ...
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Babel No23 (May 2018)
Babel No23 (May 2018)ArticlesAround the World in a Loanword - Andreea S Calude on why we borrow words from other ...
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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 ...
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Babel No25 (November 2018)
Babel No25 (November 2018)ArticlesLanguage and Nationalism – Kiana Rezakhanlou looks at the relationship between language and the idea of nationhoodFrom ...
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