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Speculative grammarian

  eJournal/eMagazine : Document : Periodical

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Satirical Linguistics   (2009-01-18)

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by Yugi777

Speculative Grammarian is the self-styled "premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics"—it's like The Onion, for linguists.

From Wikipedia:

SpecGram includes humorous articles often written in an exaggerated scholarly tone. Also regularly featured are ... parodies of book reviews, book advertisements, calls for papers, and other scholarly announcements.

Many papers that appear in SpecGram properly apply serious linguistic concepts to absurd or inappropriate topics. Others provide linguistic analysis of absurd and fabricated language data, or provide a perverse analysis of real, though often severely and selectively limited, data. Still others directly parody linguistics or linguists themselves.

Mostly though, it's funny, and fun!




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