The Linguist

The Linguist is the professional journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

It is published six times a year and is free to all CIOL members (Student Affiliate and IoLET Affiliate members will receive a digital copy only). The online version is available for the first two months of publication only to CIOL members and then freely available alongside previous issues. The printed magazine is available to non-members on subscription. Student Affiliate and IoLET Affiliate members who wish to receive a hard copy version of The Linguist  will receive a £10.00 saving on the annual subscription fee.

Keep up to date with the language industry

The Linguist keeps members up to date with CIOL news and reports on the activities of its divisions and societies. The journal also offers a wide range of articles of interest to language professions as well as to anyone interested in languages and how they impact on other areas.

Recent stand-out articles have explored the migrant crisis and how interpreters and translators are vital to their survival (55,2); the impact of the decision for the UK to leave the EU and how this might impact on the work of linguists (55,4); 'Fiction in translation' (55,4), covering the new Booker Prize for translation in fiction and Amazon's venture into publishing translated fiction;  'The minefield of confidentiality' (55,3), exploring interpreters' responsibilities regarding confidentiality; 'To teach or not to teach' (55,3) looks at the reasons for the teaching crisis in modern foreign languages.

Regular items include updates on the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages, and 'A life in languages', a series of member profiles written in their native tongue.

A reader's view

"Every article is relevant, interesting, well written and doubtless of practical value to members. From trade secrets to therapy, through shared offices and universities to ERASMUS and retour, let alone music and law, emotional capital and jokes, the articles underline the importance and relevance of languages to the UK."

Professor John Drew, Chancellor, Regent's University London