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 Shakespeare's language.
Watch this typically enjoable interview with Prof Crystal, who waxes lyrical about Babel, language and his upcoming projects.
Babel is edited and produced by Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre, both eminent professors at the University of Huddersfield's Stylistics Research Centre. The happy team are pictured (below) on what was a beautiful summer's day in West Yorkshire.