The Linguist is the professional journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and is published six times per year. It is also available online on a flipbook platform, giving access to a wealth of engaged, well-researched articles on many aspects of the languages profession.
Keep up to date with the language industry
The Linguist keeps members and others up to date with CIOL news and reports on the activities of CIOL's Special Interest Groups and regional networks. The journal also offers a wide range of articles of interest to language professionals, as well as to anyone interested in languages and how they impact on other areas.
Most recently, The Linguist has explored the implications of the decision for the UK to leave the European Union and how this might impact on the work of linguists; the migrant crisis and how interpreters and translators are vital to their survival; and how President Trump’s changing immigration policies affect the US language industries.
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
The printed magazine is available on subscription.
Archive issues of The Linguist are available below.