From Anglistica, a special issue on variation and varieties in contexts of English, including Maria Cristina Nisco (Naples): Language and Identity in the United States: The Case of Gullah; and Suzanne Romaine (Oxford): "It Snuck in So Smooth and Slippery We Didn’t Even Hear It”: How Snuck Snuck Up on Sneaked. Martin Lewis on world maps of language families (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). What can rodents tell us about language learning? Jessica Love investigates. Ancient languages reconstructed by computer program. Meet America's Internet champion of Ladino: Rachel Amado Bortnick's push to rescue dying language. An Aboriginal language crushed under the weight of European colonisation in Australia has been revived. How to save a dying language: Geoffrey Khan is racing to document Aramaic, the language of Jesus, before its native speakers vanish. How human language could have evolved from birdsong.