Babel - the magazine for lovers of languages and linguistics
Babel is the quarterly language magazine that brings you cutting edge linguistic research in an accessible and colourful format. Our print and digital issues cover a vast array of language lovers' lore, taking in languages from around the world, the past, present and future of language and the many different uses of linguistics in the world around us.
"Call yourself a language lover and you don't read Babel?
A contradiction in terms"
- David Crystal
Click to read Babel No. 1, or download it here
Each 52-page issue contains unique articles on linguistic issues such as Polari - the 'lost' language of gay men, the lyrics of women rappers, and the etymology of place names, as well as regular features including our Linguistic Lexicon, Languages of the World and Ask a Linguist. You can find a full guide to what's in Babel in our Content section.
"Can’t recommend Babel highly enough.
If you love language you’ll be blown away by Babel magazine -
for pros and all language enthusiasts"
- Stephen Fry
Babel is available in print, digital and print + digital formats - subscribe now! And if you need more convincing, listen to David Crystal, our Linguistic Consultant, on Babel: