Babel No17 is on its way!
Our new issue will be with subscribers shortly, featuring a cover story by Babel's very own Jane Lugea about Frog, Where Are You?, a children’s book about the search for a frog that has inspired research into various areas of linguistics.
The new issue also features the winners of our 2016 Young Writers’ Competition. Our undergraduate winner, Emma Jewell, profiles Romansch, looking at the history and culture of this threatened language, while James Akka, our 16-18 year-old winner, looks at things the other way around, exploring three very different instances of language birth.
In our other articles, Agnes Marszalek looks at how writers have linguistically created some of our favourite comedy characters, and Maria Muelas-Gil compares and contrasts the metaphors used to discuss the world of finance in English and Spanish news reports.
You’ll also find all our regular features: Languages of the World profiles Shoshoni, we meet a language office in Meet the Professionals, and our pull-out poster looks at how live television subtitling works.
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