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Frequently Asked Questions

This section aims to answer common questions about Lingo magazine and our subscriptions. If you do not find an answer to your query, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What's in Lingo

Q. Does Lingo cover languages other than English?
A. Lingo is produced in the UK but covers a wide variety of languages and runs many features relevant to different languages. For example, Issue 1 contains articles on Xhosa, a feature from one of our Lingo Penpals in Indonesia and a pull-out poster in Spanish.

We welcome contributions from all parts of the world and on the subject of any language!

Getting your copy of Lingo

Q. Do I have to use Paypal to pay for my subscription?
A. Although Paypal is our main payment method, our subscriptions page allows subscribers to make a transfer from their bank. The red textbox on the right-hand side of the subscriptions page also allows subscribers to download an invoice form for paying by cheque or bank transfer.

Q. Can I set up a gift subscription?

A. Yes. When registering as a new user, make sure that you enter the intended recipient's details in the address fields provided (starting with 'Recipient name'). After filling in the registration page, you will be redirected to a page prompting you for your billing address.

Q. What is the difference between individual and institutional subscriptions?

A. Individual subscriptions are our standard subscriptions, suitable for individual readers. Our institutional subscriptions are for schools, universityies, businesses etc, and reflect the fact that these subscriptions tend to be enjoyed by larger numbers of readers.

Digital editions

Q. What formats are the digital issues available in?
A. Our digital issues are suitable for PC, Mac, Netbooks, Tablets, iPads, iPhones and Android. If you would like to check that Lingo will work on your device, contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More details about our digital edition can be found in our Lingo Digital section.

Q. Can the digital issues be shared among friends/staff/students?
A. Individual subscriptions cannot be shared. However, we do provide institutional subscriptions for schools and businesses that wish to make Lingo available to staff or students.

Q. Can you supply PDFs of Lingo?
A. Unfortunately we cannot provide PDF copies of the magazine. However, digital subscribers are able to access our digital editions for life!

A free PDF of Issue 1 is available here.

Contributing to Lingo

Q. Who can write for Lingo?
A. We welcome contributions from all linguists and those who work with or have a keen interest in language. The most important thing is to be able to communicate ideas about language in a way that is stimulating and accessible to a non-specialist audience.

Q. How can I contribute to Lingo?
A. We welcome submissions for both feature articles and our regular features. Consult a previous issue (Issue 1 is available for free) for an idea of suitable content and length (feature articles tend to be between 300 - 1,000 words).

We look at all submissions. To make the submission process quicker and simpler, contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of our writer's guidelines.


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