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FYI: All-New SpecGram (February 2012) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings Linguists!

The February 2012 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/CLXIV.1/

This issue includes many excellent articles, including important
ruminations on a special class of consonants, a scathing new critique
of the previously well-respected Slater Method, and news of the most
amazing linguistic concert event of the 21st century--along with the
usual collection of letters from our readers, puzzles, and more...

Next time (March 2012), we will have another all-new issue of
Speculative Grammarian.

Enjoy!

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

P.S: Calling All Multilinguals! Are you fairly fluent in a language other
than English? Are you willing to write or translate a few hundred words
of text? If so, please help us with a secret new project! Email
autogram@specgram.com for more info. If you can't sling the lingo, you
can still help by sharing this request with others who might be able to.
Thanks!

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