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FYI: All-New SpecGram (November 2013) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings, Linguists!

The November 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.

http://SpecGram.com/CLXVIII.3/

The editors and publishers of Speculative Grammarian are pleased to announce that another issue of our venerable journal is now available. This issue features many excellent articles, including the beautiful cartographic results of the Louis and Clärque Expedition, an insightful treatise on the Proto-Indo-European origin of ''twerk'', yet another installment from the SpecGram Archives, and the bounteousness of things you didn’t know you didn’t know - along with the usual collection of letters from our readers, insightful advice, limericks, puzzles, and more...

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

Enjoy!

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

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