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FYI: All-New SpecGram (April 2011) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists!

The April 2011 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/CLXI.3/

Included in this bodacious issue--hella goosh articles, including an
attempt to thwart a hostile takeover, a breakthrough in supernatural
language processing, mind-blowing revelations about Pinnacle Sherpa, and a
bunch more things you didn't know you didn't know--along with the usual
high-quality collection of letters from our readers, breaking news, poetry,
cartoons, puzzles, and more...

Next time (May 2011), we will have another all-new issue of Speculative
Grammarian.

Enjoy!

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

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