Published every two months, it has had such diverse feature articles as:
Are You Wasting Your Money on Language Classes? Chatting in Languages Online Why English Is Different Than Any Other Language Why Do People Learn Languages? The Ultimate Fate of Language Learning Coming Home to Faroese - The Why and How of Learning a Small Language Religion in Culture Constructed Languages - Making It All Up Rohonc Codex, Linear A & B, the Rosetta Stone, the Voynich Manuscript Speaking with Aliens When Languages Meet and Conflict
As well as standard columns dealing with:
Language artefacts Linguist and author biographies Film and book reviews Languages in peril Celebrations from around the world Etymologies of foods "Where are you?" monthly contest
1. Letter From The Editor - Nom de Plume
When you want to write anonymously, you get a "non de plume". When you want to write for Parrot Time, you join Nom de Plume.
2. Mark Your Calendar
Find notices of upcoming language events.
3. At the Cinema - Un Sac de Billes
The story of a Jewish kid and his brother escaping the Nazi persecution in occupied France is recounted in Un Sac de Billes and reviewed by Olivier Elzingre.
4. Where Are You?
Guess the city and country from the article and picture.
5. Basic Guide to Croatian
Croatian is the form of Serbo-Croatian spoken by Croats, mainly in Croatia and former parts of Yugoslavia. Here are some beginner words and phrases in Croatian for you to...
6. News Brief
Get the latest in world language news.
7. In Focus
See pictures from others travels here and be inspired to embark on your own journels.
8. Language Puzzles
Join us here every issue for a new language puzzle
9. Book Look - Aikainen lintu nappaa madon. Sananlaskuja läheltä ja kaukaa
A review of Axel Scheffler's book "Aikainen Lintu Nappaa Madon. Sananlaskuja Läheltä Ja Kaukaa".
10. At A Glance
Quick look at various language websites and resources
1. Language Learning In The Globalization Era: Translation, Culture And Power Relations
Though language learning is considered, by many, as an entertainment, it is also a political action by which the learner becomes either empowered or a subject.
2. When Pigs Fly
One of the hardest parts of becoming fluent in another language is becoming able to properly use and understand figurative language. In this article, Tarja Jolma shares her love of proverbs and their importance.
3. Introducing Words R Us
Words mean things and are the heart of a language. John C. Rigdon introduces us to "Words R US", a project which has at its heart a huge collection of words in multiple languages.
4. Languages in Peril - The Good Language of Brazil
Many of the indigenous languages of the Brazilian Amazon are dying out. Eugênio Brito describes exactly what is happening to one, and what he and others are doing to save it.