Silly Linguistics Magazine

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Issue #13 – June 2019

A Guide to Travelearning your way into a Foreign Language
By Maria Tiaka

Code-switching Humour in your Second Language
By Charles Wilson

Debunking Bilingualism in Children By Gabrielle Desaulniers

Language and Identity in Brian Friel’s ‘Translations’
By Simone Villano

Enterus Somewhere Elsus
By Apio Frito

Reduplication
By Gil Cohen

Standard Italian and Neapolitan
By Elena Sheard

Ice Cream and Popcorn: Apocope in Action
By Tom Priestly

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Issue #12 – May 2019

The Magic of First Words
By Camille Masson

What Language Learning Means to Me
By Hanna Crawford

Grammar Nazis: Word Fascism Day-to-Day
By Stefano Nunes

S is for…Substantiate
By Christopher Davy

Whistled Languages
By Elena Sheard

Parts of Speech
By Jan Pinc

Modern Hebrew Morphology, Part 3
By Gil Cohen

Fanakalo
By Tom Priestly

Have a Laugh! At Yourself, At Learning, But Not at Languages
By Charles Wilson

Minority Languages
By Cath Fincher

Languages of Italy: – Part 3
By Simone Villano

Captain, we’ve got Consonant Clusters in the Latin Quadrant! —Engage!
By Apio Frito

A Dream of Sovngarde
By Diana Vereris

We Traitors
By Marcos Santarrita, Translated by Tom Moore

Issue #11 – April 2019

English as the language of creativity
by Jan Pinc

Empty words in our day to day
By Stefano Nunes

How we say what we mean
By Gabrielle Desaulniers

The closest speech to thought
Diana Vereris

Intimacy in the verbal expression of Rio de Janeiro
By Tom Moore

Consonant crisis in Spanish: massive sibilant lay-offs reported
By Apio Frito

Languages of Italy: a journey through the idioms of the Italian peninsula, Part 2
By Simone Villano

Modern Hebrew Morphology, Part 2
by Gil Cohen

S is for Scientific Study
By Christopher Davy

Anti-languages
By Elena Sheard

An Introduction to Esperanto Memes
By Robbin Michels

Romanian! Try it now!
By Biana Ifcu

An enthusiast’s guide to language learning
By Foteini Athina Karantoni

Issue #10 – March 2019

The thrill of speaking a foreign language and where it comes from:
By Maria Tiaka

Erroneous Names: The Grampians – A Typo.
By Ed Bedford

Don’t give a f**k! Live to tell the tale of making mistakes!
By Charles Wilson

How to overcome the usual aches and pains when learning German:
Some useful guidelines to applying der, die and das.
By Raphael Eder

Modern Hebrew Morphology: Part 1.
By Gil Cohen

Swahili IV: The simplified varieties of Non-standard Swahili and Greetings in Kiswahili.
By Tom Priestly

Spanish: Wanted for Two Counts of Grand H-Dropping.
By Apio Frito

Languages of Italy: A journey through the idioms of the Italian peninsula – Part 1.
By Simone Villano

Erroneous Names: The Pennines – A Fraud?
By Ed Bedford

“Ahzirr Durrarriss” (We Give Freely To The People): An exploration of Ta’agra.
By Diana Vereris

Proto Language – Reconstruction and vowel Development
By Rolf Weimar

Defining a Language
By Jan Pinc

The Limits of Poetic Translation:
By Paulo Rónai, translated by Tom Moore

Issue #9 – February 2019

The Lexicon of Loaf
By Ed Bedford

How I learned Portuguese
By Paulo Rónai, Translated by Tom Moore

How Soon is Now? – Expressing time spans across cultures
By Stefano Nunes

Tu vs. Vous distinction – useful notes
By Jan Pinc

Swahili III: Kisetla and Kishamba
By Tom Priestly

The Four Pillars of Language Learning Motivation
By Maria Tiaka

Song of the Alchemists – Dwemeris Basics
By Diana Vereris

Issue #8 – January 2019

5 Peculiarities of the Japanese Language
By Em Watts

The language of vibes
By Patrice Northam, M. A

Covers as translation studies
By Simone Villano

Six Fun Dutch Words
By Michael Simpson

Learning Russian
By Alexandra Tennant

Swahili II: Cultural history
By Tom Priestly

Communication: Ancient and contemporary civilizations
By Farsetti Veronica

Before the Ages of Men
By Diana Vereris

How many languages are there?
By Cath Fincher

How Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian language is the same, but it is not the same language
By Mirela Omeragic

Being Comfortable with Comfterble
By Matheus Garone

Dis and Dat
By Matheus Garone

An exploration of Suppletion and its effect on language evolution.
By Edward Bedford

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