Speculative Grammarian is the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics.

Speculative Grammarian

Volume CLXIX, Number 4
April 2014

The editors and publishers of Speculative Grammarian are pleased to announce that another issue of our venerable journal is now available. This issue features many excellent articles, including an invasion of Doʊɡ, a mind-destroying item from the archives, interesting developments in the selection of the next Noam Chomsky, and the myriadness of things you didn’t know you didn’t knowalong with the usual collection of letters from our readers, breaking news, limericks, cartoons, puzzles, and more...

Next time (May 2014), we will have another all-new issue of Speculative Grammarian.

      Speculative Grammarian, Vol CLXIX, No 4


We have recently completed our transition from the real world to online: we have finally finished digitizing the tattered remains of our once glorious Archive, re-publishing each issue on the internet.

Our new mission is two-fold:

First, we will continue to publish the best works of satirical linguistics available anywherein various formats, including online publishing, audio podcasts, and micro-blogging, more micro-blogging, and other social media. We are, of course, looking for submissions for upcoming issues of SpecGram.

Second, we seek to transform other satirical linguistics resources from their current dead-tree-format to a more readily disseminated bit-based format. Our most recent projects have been the conversion of the anthologies Lingua Pranca and Son of Lingua Pranca.

I hope you enjoy your visit with us. We hope you’ll come back again soon. There are always several improvements in the works, and we always appreciate your suggestions and ideas.

Trey Jones
Editor-in-Chief, Speculative Grammarian