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 winner in the 16-18 year-old category, discusses the relationship between languages and national identity in Lebanon, while Ollie, the winner in the undergraduate category, looks at how spoonerisms can help us understand how language is sorted in the mind. Many congratulations to both promising linguists!
Our cover story is provided by evolutionary linguist Hannah Little, who explores the similarities between the music of the theremin and the structures of language, while Babel editor Lesley Jeffries shows how detailed linguistic analysis can help us to understand the effects of poetry in our new Babel pull-out. Elsewhere, Monique Flecken and Geoff Pullum debate the extent to which the language that we speak shapes the way that we think, and Robert Sharples reports on his work documenting the inventiveness of young multilinguals.
You will also find the latest language stories from the news, entries for ‘M’ in our Linguistic Lexicon, and profiles of fascinating languages and linguists. There are also details of how to make sure you don’t miss out on Babel 2016, along with a special thank-you offer for our subscribers.
If you are not yet a subscriber, find out how to take out a print, digital or print + digital subscription on our subscriptions page, where you can also find out how to catch up on back issues. You can also read Babel 1 for free and consult the new Babel issue guide to see what you can expect inside!