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March 06, 2017 331

Babel back issues

Babel back issues Want to catch up with Babels you have missed, or treat a friend to a particular… More
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January 28, 2017 531

Babel No18 – beaming down…

Babel No18 – beaming down early February!The first Babel of 2017 is now out!Babel No18's cover… More
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November 07, 2016 469

Babel No17 - on its way…

Babel No17 is on its way!Our new issue will be with subscribers shortly, featuring a cover story by… More
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October 22, 2016 1494

Write for Babel!

Write for Babel!Babel is seeking linguists to provide articles on a range of linguistic topics for… More
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September 22, 2016 876

New Babel subscriptions…

New Babel subscriptions and back issuesWe are pleased to announce changes to how Babel… More
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August 24, 2016 843

Encouraging lesser taught…

Encouraging lesser taught languagesTina Lonsdale discusses her experiences of promoting language… More
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Jul 22, 2016 1180

Babel No16 – A de Saussure Special!

Babel No16 – A Saussure Special! Babel No16 is here, just in time for your summer holiday reading! The August issue’s cover star, Ferdinand de Saussure, is the subject of our first ever special issue. 2016 marks the centenary of the publication of Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Generale, widely… more
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Apr 27, 2016 1089

Babel issue 15 and the Babel lecture

Babel issue 15 and the Babel lecture The Babel staff are just putting the finishing touches to 2016’s second instalment of Babel. This will be our 15th issue, a landmark we are looking forward to celebrating at the second annual Babel lecture on May 13th.This year’s lecture will be given by none… more
Babel lecture 2016
Feb 12, 2016 1838

David Crystal Presents the 2016 Babel Lecture

David Crystal Presents the 2016 Babel Lecture Babel is pleased to announce that our second annual lecture will be given by David Crystal. The lecture will take place on the 13th May, 2016 in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul's Hall at the University of Huddersfield. David Crystal is a… more
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Jan 26, 2016 2417

Babel 2016 - Issue 14 out now!

Babel 2016 - Issue 14 out now! The first Babel issue of 2016 is out now. We are very pleased to lead with Deborah Cameron and Sylvia Shaw's article on party leaders' language during the 2015 General Election debates, which looks at whether perceptions of differences between male and female… more
Babel Christmas
Dec 01, 2015 1665

Babel for Christmas - 10% off all back issues!

Babel for Christmas - 10% off back issues! Here at Babel we have just put the finishing touches to our 2015 issues. November's issue 13 rounded the year off nicely, and we are now beginning to put together our 2016 issues - visit our Subscribe page to make sure that you have your subscription ready… more
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Oct 29, 2015 1151

Babel at Language Show Live 2015

Babel at Language Show Live 2015 Babel has just returned from Language Show Live, an international languages event held at the Olympia London between 16th-18th October. The show is Europe's biggest annual event for language enthusiasts, with 10,000 attendees visiting this year's 160 different… more
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Oct 22, 2015 1327

Babel 13 out soon!

Babel 13 out soon!The final issue of 2015 is out soon! We are putting the finishing touches to Babel 13, which will be on its way to our subscribers in early November.Pride of place in our new issue goes to our 2015 Young Writers' Competition winners, Jonathan Lahdo and Ollie Sayeed. Jonathan, the… more
Miracles of Human Language An Introduction To Linguistics Coursera
Oct 21, 2015 1472

Miracles of Human Language MOOC

Miracles of Human Language MOOCAs it becomes dark and cold, keen language-lovers among Babel’s readers may fancy some extra linguistic sustenance. So we thought we would introduce you to one of the many MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - that allow you to learn more about languages and… more
Language is life
Aug 05, 2015 1851

Language Revival MOOC

Language Revival MOOC We know that Babel readers are a voracious bunch, always in need of linguistic nourishment. So we thought we would introduce you to one of the many MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - that allow you to learn more about languages and linguistics.Language Revival: Securing the… more
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Jul 17, 2015 2143

Babel No. 12 - coming soon!

Babel No. 12 will be on its way to our subscribers in early August. As usual, it’s full of articles covering a variety of topics, as well as our usual features keeping you up to date with the latest linguistic research. In our cover story, Georgina Brown explores the world of Speech Technology,… more
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Jun 10, 2015 1942

Lesley Jeffries on ELFM

Lesley Jeffries sharing her enthusiasm for Babel on ELFM's Love the words (more) On Tuesday 9th of June, one of our editors, Lesley Jeffries, was interviewed by Peter Spafford from East Leeds FM. In Spafford's show 'Love the words (more)', a show that covers everything words and language-related,… more
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Jun 10, 2015 1998

English Grammar Day 2015

English Grammar Day 2015 As one of today's dominant languages, English is spoken all over the world and consequently this flexible language has taken on many forms. How do these changes impact the teaching of English and the usage of the language in the professional field? How significant is it to… more
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May 20, 2015 2836

10% off Babel back issues

10% off Babel back issues As a thank you to our subscribers and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest followers, we are offering 10% off Babel back issue packages until the end of June. When you purchase Babel 2013 (issues 2-5) or Babel 2014 (issues 6-9), you will receive a full year's worth of… more
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Apr 27, 2015 1970

Issue 11 is on its way!

Issue 11 is on its way! The second instalment of Babel 2015 will soon be on its way to print and digital subscribers, and our latest issue is full to the brim with stimulating articles taking linguistics beyond the page, look out for an exciting opportunity we have created for our young readers! -… more
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Apr 21, 2015 1990

Babel and the UK Linguistics Olympiad

Babel and the UK Linguistics Olympiad Babel is pleased to be working alongside the UK Linguistics Olympiad, which runs language puzzle competitions for school and college pupils of all ages. If you are a teacher, lecturer or simply a language enthusiast who would like to get involved or run a… more
miracles
Mar 19, 2015 2250

First Linguistics MOOC from Leiden University

First things first, what is a MOOC we hear you ask... Well, ‘MOOC’ stands for Massive Open Online Course and Leiden University is launching its first linguistics course of this kind on March 30th 2015. The course is titled ‘Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics’, lasts five… more
breathofmeaning
Feb 18, 2015 2085

The inaugural Babel lecture - The Breath of Meaning

The inaugural Babel lecture - The Breath of Meaning On Friday 13th February, we celebrated the 10th issue of Babel magazine by hosting a public lecture given by expert accent and dialect coach, Brendan Gunn. Brendan's talk, The Breath of Meaning, was a triumph, and we are pleased to be able to… more
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Jan 29, 2015 1991

Babel Issue 10 is on its way...

The first installment of Babel 2015 will soon be on its way to our print and digital subscribers, and its jam-packed with the usual mix of regular and specially featured articles on our favourite subject - linguistics! The latest issue has a variety of focuses for its specially featured articles...… more
Dec 17, 2014 2041

Babel Celebrates its 10th Issue!

In celebration of our 10th issue of Babel, we are hosting The Inaugural Babel Lecture at The University of Huddersfield’s state-of-the-art Heritage Quay. Join us at 7.30pm on Friday 13 February 2015 for an evening of linguistics. Brendan Gunn, accent and dialect coach to the likes of Brad Pitt,… more
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Nov 10, 2014 2369

Babel Issue 9 is on its way!

The fourth and final instalment of Babel 2014 will soon be on its way to our print and digital subscribers soon! Our latest issue focuses on how we learn language, both as children and later on in life: speech and language therapist Rhonwen Shaw marvels at what children can do with language, and… more
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Aug 06, 2014 2499

Babel Issue 8

Babel Issue 8 has arrived! The third installment of Babel 2014 has arrived, and is packed with the usual mix of regular features and special articles on all matters linguistic. The first winner of our Babel Young Writers' Competition, Niamh Mulholland, discusses her interest in linguistics, and… more
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Jul 30, 2014 2586

Prof David Crystal receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Huddersfield

Prof David Crystal OBE recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield, in recognition of his support for Babel. As the magazine's Linguistic Advisor, he helps guide and promote the magazine and has made several contributions, most recently to the special issue on… more
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May 08, 2014 2905

Babel Issue 7

Can one desire too much of a good thing? Not if one is a Babel subscriber! Issue 7, on its way to our subscribers soon, pays tribute to William Shakespeare to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. Our new issue will be a dish fit for the gods, with features on Shakespeare's life and… more
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Apr 07, 2014 3120

Stephen Fry on Babel

Stephen Fry on Babel Those of you who follow us on Twitter may have noticed a recent tweet about Babel from none other than Stephen Fry. Stephen very kindly endorsed the magazine, suggesting that language lovers ought to be "blown away" by it! We're very grateful to Stephen for his kind words. To… more
Mar 06, 2014 3575

Welcome to our new Babel team members!

Welcome to our new Babel team members! Babel has taken on two new members of staff, with the recruitment of a new Babel Ambassador, Hazel Price, and a new Editorial Assistant, Matthew Evans. Hazel joins our other Babel Ambassadors, Dr Erika Corradini and Dr Ana Tominc, who have helped to establish… more
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Feb 19, 2014 2973

Babel Issue 6

Babel Issue 6 The first Babel of 2014 is now out! Issue 6 is arriving on subscribers' doormats right now, and is also the first issue of Babel to be released in a digital format that you can read on your computer or mobile phone – a brand new format for the new year. If you have not yet subscribed… more
Wordsmiths and Warriors
Jan 30, 2014 2829

David Crystal Exclusive!

Coming up in the next issue of Babel we have an interview with the magazine's Linguistic Consultant, Prof. David Crystal. This accompanies an exclusive extract from his new book, Wordsmiths and Warriors, the product of David and his wife Hilary's road trip around Britain in search of sites… more
Babel Issue 5
Nov 05, 2013 3706

Babel Issue 5

We are pleased to announce that Issue 5 of Babel has gone to press and will be on its way to our lucky subscribers by the end of the week! This is the last issue of 2013, so anyone who has been enjoying this year's magazines can resubscribe to Babel 2014. For those have you that have been tracking… more
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Oct 17, 2013 3723

Babel's co-editor, Prof Dan McIntyre, gives his inaugural lecture on 'The Impact of Linguistics'

Last Friday evening Babel's co-editor and co-founder (alongside Prof Lesley Jeffries), gave his inaugural lecture as professor of English Language and Linguistics on a topic close to his heart. Prof Dan McIntyre's research - from corpus linguistics to cognitive stylistics - has always leaned toward… more
Exclusive Interview with linguists Labov and Sankoff!
Sep 25, 2013 3412

Exclusive Interview with linguists Labov and Sankoff!

Exclusive interview with linguists Labov and Sankoff! On their recent visit to the vicinity of Babel HQ, legendary linguists William Labov and Gillian Sankoff, gave an exclusive interview to some postgraduate students from the University of York. The rare and exclusive interview will appear in the… more
Aug 12, 2013 3424

Babel features on BBC Radio 4's 'Word of Mouth'

Babel features on BBC Radio 4's 'Word of Mouth' BBC Radio 4 run a programme called Word of Mouth, which is a weekly 30-minute exploration into language and linguistics, presented by Michael Rosen. A few months ago the lovely people from Word of Mouth came to talk to our editors, professors Dan… more
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Jul 12, 2013 3411

New Babel Website

We've launched our new website. Featuring news, information and links to our social media, the site is designed to enhance your enjoyment of reading Babel Magazine. We hope you enjoy it! The Babel Magazine Team more
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Jul 12, 2013 3396

Babel Issue 4

11th July 2013 Coming up in Issue 4!Issue 4 of Babel is well underway! Due to arrive on our subscriber's doormats in early August, this issue is packed full of linguistic delights. In the last issue Mick Perkins brought us an enlightening description of Clinical Linguistics – what happens when… more