Babel No19 – on your doormat soon!
The second Babel of 2017 is nearly with us!
Babel No19 has a theme of the language of drama. In particular, we look at the life and work of the novelist Anthony Burgess – Benet Vincent investigates the Nadsat teen argot of A Clockwork Orange, while Jim Clarke takes a more in-depth look at the life of its creator.
Elsewhere, we look at the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and popular crime drama The Wire. Jennifer Harding provides a linguistic account of just why Hamilton is such a revolutionary show, while Babel’s own Dan McIntyre and Erica Gold dissect a famously sweary scene from The Wire, using it to look at the relationship between sound and meaning.
In our other articles, Paul Baker looks at the popularity of the gradable adverb among Brits, Jette Hansen Edwards investigates the popularity of American English in Hong Kong, and Dominic Watt looks at both entertaining and deceitful uses of vocal impersonation.
You'll also find all our regular features: Languages of the World profiles Mahri, we meet a biolinguistics researcher in Meet the Professionals, and our Linguistic Lexicon brings you the important linguistic S’s…
We are also delighted to open the 2017 Babel Young Writers’ Competition. Find out more about how to enter by visiting our Events page.
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