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 explains all about the art of Konglish, a fusion of Korean and English. The issue's pullout feature comes from Chineasy creator ShaoLan, who explains how her new method of learning Chinese can help to break down barriers of communication between the east and the west.
We are also very pleased to be able to bring you a classic piece of pioneering linguistic research: Stanley Ellis's 1956 study of dialects, carried out by means of caravan trips around the UK.
Elsewhere, linguists attempt to answer tricky questions: what make us different to animals, and how has one word - 'gay' - come to have so many different meanings and to symbolise so much?
You can also expect all the regular features - our linguistic lexicon brings you the letter H and heteroglossia, homophones and hympnyms, and you can learn about the Manx language and explore the linguistic contributions of J. R. R. Tolkein.
Print subscribers will receive Issue 8 in the next few days, while digital subscribers can access the latest digital edition here.
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