In order to lend a hand to our good friends and steadfast supporters over at the Linguist List during their 2006 fund drive, we prepared a small selection of limited issue SpecGram merchandise, including T-shirts, stickers and magnets. Originally these items were only available as prizes awarded as part of the Linguist List fund drive.
In 2012, several of the SpecGram editors suffered from a rare form of collective frontal lobe damage, which made it seem like a good idea to put together a SpecGram book. The result was The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics.
As a result of initial positive feedback, we’ve expanded the range of available products to include sweatshirts, hoodies1, coffee mugs, mouse pads, tote bags, and even boxers and thongs.2
In contrast, despite a lack of any feedback whatsoever, we’ve decided to unleash The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics on an unsuspecting and ill-
Click on one of the links to be taken to an Amazon or Gumroad8 page where you can purchase The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics as either a physical book for you or as a PDF for your e-reader.
Or, if you haven’t quite convinced yourself to buy the book and you’d like to learn more about the book, you can visit our web page provided for that purpose.
Click on any of the images below to be taken to a CafePress5 page where you can browse and purchase items of interest with the images and taglines depicted below. You may freely return to this page from the CafePress website in order to browse additional items in a different style. Items from multiple CafePress “stores” may be purchased at once6 when your browsing is complete.
Now you can proudly display your allegiance to Speculative Grammarian to the world with a SpecGram T-shirt, book, coffee mug, or mouse pad. Confuse your colleagues. Flabbergast your friends. Enfeeble your enemies. All will7 bow before you once they realize the full magnitude of your loyalty to SpecGram.
So that we may gather more data and further our research in this area, we ask that you please send your comments and suggestions to us.
1 Research into the exact nature of hoodies is still ongoing. An initial analysis of the data indicates they may be underlyingly sweatshirts, which have become
2 “Research” that can only be described as “non-
3 And being social scientists, you know our standards here are pretty low.
4 The “double-
5 CafePress.com is a trusted third-
6 Purchasing items from multiple “stores” at once is a clever way to save on shipping charges, which is generally very important to nearly starving grad students.
7 The word will is used in this context with the usual polysemy found in the Standard Marketing Disclaimers Apply sociolect of English. Other meanings may include but are not limited to may, are not likely to, and most certainly will not, as appropriate. Your mileage may vary. Not all products are suitable for all uses. Some products may not be suitable for any uses (see note 4). Nothing in life is guaranteed.
8 Amazon and Gumroad are trusted print- and download-
9 Yes, the footnotes are out of order. Footnote maintenance is hard work, and we’re tired from creating so much cool stuff for you to acquire and/or enjoy.