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FYI: All-New SpecGram (April 2013) Online

Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings, Linguists!

The April 2013 issue of Speculative Grammarian—the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics—is now available online for your browsing pleasure.


The editors and publishers of Speculative Grammarian are pleased to announce that another issue of our very serious journal is now available. This issue features many excellent articles, including a learned inquiry into Ciceronian discourse, a scholarly examination of pronominal reflexes of proto-Altaic, an erudite analysis of a novel parsing algorithm, and other investigations, examinations, and explorations of the important linguistic topics of our day.

Next time (May 2013), we will have another all-new, very serious issue of Speculative Grammarian.

Thanks LINGUIST List!

It's hard to believe, but ten years ago this month the LINGUIST List rashly allowed us to announce that SpecGram had lurched back to virtual life online. You can see the historic message here:


Enjoy the new, very serious issue.

-Trey Jones
Managing Editor, Speculative Grammarian

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