The Linguist is published six times a year. It is free to all CIOL members and available to non-members by subscription.

Subscriptions run for the calendar year starting from the month the subscription starts.

Should you wish to subscribe, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7940 3133 or by email, or download and return a Subscription Form

Why not take out a gift subscription for a friend, colleague or relative, if not yourself?

Subscription rates

From 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

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A 10% discount is available for subscription management agencies and for direct applications from educational establishments. Single copies may be purchased for £10.00 each, plus postage for Europe & Rest of the World. Postage is free in the UK.

CIOL Student Affiliate and IoLET Affiliate members who wish to receive The Linguist in hard copy can claim a £10 discount on the annual subscription fees. Please complete the subscription form and include your CIOL number plus "Linguist Offer £10".   

Single copies

Single hard copies of The Linguist may also be purchased, subject to availability. To order, please call +44 (0)20 7940 3133 or email us.

Methods of payment

We accept the following credit/debit card payments by telephone: MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Solo and JCB. Please call +44 (0)20 7940 3133 to pay by card. Do not send card information to us by post or email.

We accept payment by cheque in pounds sterling only. Cheques need to be made payable to the "Chartered Institute of Linguists" and sent to the address below. Cheques are sent at your own risk and we recommend sending them by Special Delivery (recorded). Please note that we are phasing out cheque payments over the next three years. Subscribers are encouraged to consider alternative forms of payment now.

Please email us if you require more information.