LINGUIST List 15.1660

Wed May 26 2004

FYI: Festschrift for Kaye; Speculative Grammarian

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  1. Tobias Scheer, Festschrift for Jonathan Kaye in Girona
  2. Trey Jones, Speculative Grammarian: Satirical Linguistics

Message 1: Festschrift for Jonathan Kaye in Girona

Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 02:08:34 +0200
From: Tobias Scheer <>
Subject: Festschrift for Jonathan Kaye in Girona

The following information may be of interest to phonologists. A
Festschrift for Jonathan Kaye has been published in December 2003 at
Mouton. On April 24th, 2004, some friends and colleagues of his went
down to Girona/Catalunya where Jonathan lives in order to give him a
copy - he didn't have one.

The surprise was perfect: we trapped Jonathan in a restaurant. He
really did not know that the book existed; he had only googled out
some strange pre-reference to it years ago, but since nothing had come
up up, he hadn't thought of it anymore.

Well, there was an article about the event in the local newspaper,
written in Catalan but with a picture, which you may download at

Also, John Rennison has put his video shots of the Girona party on the
web (how Jonathan got his book, etc.). You can download them at

(watch out; huge files).

Tobias Scheer
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Message 2: Speculative Grammarian: Satirical Linguistics

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 13:12:19 -0400
From: Trey Jones <>
Subject: Speculative Grammarian: Satirical Linguistics

Greetings Linguists!

Speculative Grammarian, the premier scholarly journal featuring
research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics, is happy to
announce that over the past year we have digitized ten back issues of
SpecGram (and related publications, such as Psammeticus Quarterly),
and published two all new issues in 2004.

That's over 100 pages of quality articles in linguistics available for
your reading pleasure. Recent tables of contents include:

Speculative Grammarian, Volume CXLIX, Number 2, April 2004

Describe This!--A Letter from the Managing Editor
Letters to the Editor
Introducing Hawelshi'ian--Pidge N. Kriolio
The Biological Basis Of Universal Grammar--Maiya Sershen
The Pied Piper Revisited--Sachsen von Lichtgeschwindigkeit
Cultural Grammaticalization--Sam Shovel
An Etymological Dictionary of Cognitive-Stratificational Linguistics

Psammeticus Quarterly, Volume XVI, Number 2, February 1989
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