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FYI: All-New SpecGram (February 2013) Online


Author: Trey Jones

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Greetings, Linguists!

The February 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/CLXVI.3/

The editors and publishers of Speculative Grammarian are pleased to announce that another issue of our venerable journal is now available. This issue includes many excellent articles, including a report on an exciting new dictionary project; a new course offering from L’École de SpecGram, Paris; numerous replies, rejoinders, retorts, ripostes, reïmaginings, and remixes; and the continued reawakening of things you didn’t know you didn’t know—along with the usual collection of letters from our readers, poetry, puzzles, advertisements, and more...

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

Enjoy!

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


P.S.: We're still looking for new contributors—we're seeking witty, erudite papers in satirical linguistics that demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of linguistics as a whole, a subtle wit, and a refined sense of written language. However, as those kinds of papers are pretty hard to come by, we're *accepting* papers that are moderately clever, can be edited into some passable form, and don't rely too heavily on bodily function humor. More information is available at http://SpecGram.com/submit.html

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