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FYI: All-New SpecGram (August 2011) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists!

The August 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/CLXII.3/

Included in this bitchin' issue--tons of gnarly articles, including a guide
to the history of linguistics based on example sentences, a veritable slew
of lucrative advertisements, a bit of QR-code-induced insanity, a very
special announcement from the editors of SpecGram, and a fresh batch of
things you didn't know you didn't know--along with the usual mass of bomb
diggity letters from our readers, movie reviews, book announcements,
puzzles, and more...

Next time (September 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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