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

Speculative Grammarian

Volume CLXXIX, Number 1
May 2017

Speculative Grammarian, Vol CLXXIX, No 1

The editors and publishers of Speculative Grammarian are pleased to announce that another issue of our esteemed journal is now available. This issue offers many excellent features, including the fleeting return of Linguistics Nerd Camp, new children’s programming from SpecGram TV, and a look into a weirder-than-average counting systemalong with the usual collection of letters from our readers, breaking news, limericks, self-definers, book reviews, linguistic propaganda, puzzles, and more...

Next time (June 2017), we will have another all-new issue of Speculative Grammarian.


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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 project has 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