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FYI: All-New SpecGram (December 2008) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists!

The December 2008 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.

http://SpecGram.com/CLV.3/

Included in this issue--letters from our readers, another article on cheap
research, one of those clever how-they-do-it lists, a poem, a play, a
Psammeticus Press ad, and an all-new puzzle, many featuring more footnotes
or references than you can shake a stick at.

As an online bonus, we've recently added Personal Ads for
Linguists--including linguists of every kind seeking romance, academic
partnerships, and more (with that special SpecGram twist):

http://SpecGram.com/personals.html

Next time (January 2009), we will have a special supplemental monograph on
the Exolinguistics of Meta-Consciousness in Tier-19 Terran Primates.

Have fun!

-Trey Jones
Managing Editor, Speculative Grammarian
http://SpecGram.com

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