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Special Announcement
Speculative Grammarian to Cease Publication in December 2012

Speculative Grammarian is pleased to announce that our mission is nearly complete, and we will soon be able to cease publication. We invite the collegial fellowship of worldwide linguists to rejoice with us.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts has always been a fact of academic life. Journal editors ostensibly discourage it but quietly tolerate it, trusting their network of contacts with other editors to prevent the unfortunate possibility of simultaneous publication of a single manuscript in two (or more) journals.

SpecGram has been no different in the past. But recently, sensing a sea change in the field, we have stopped notifying other editors of our publication plans, and simply waited a few extra months before printing any article.

As we suspected, most of the articles which we planned to accept for publication appeared in other journals before we printed them. In fact, during 2010, fully 75% of the articles we intended to print appeared first in other linguistics journals.

Our goal has always been for this rate to reach 85%, which we now confidently predict will occur no later than December 21, 2012a truly momentous day. At that point, we judge that Linguistics as a discipline will be fully self-satirizing. SpecGram will have fulfilled its role in the historical development of the field, and we will close our doors and sell our printing presses, with the satisfaction of a job well done.

If you have one last article that you’d like to see published in SpecGram, send it along to us quickly. But don’t worryif your submission gets here too late, after SpecGram has been put to bed for the last time, we will make sure your article is forwarded automatically to our friends at Language and Linguistic Inquiry. We are confident that they will continue to take care of you in our stead.

Green LinguarianWith Brightest Hopes. With Darkest Despair.Linguistic Film ReviewsTrey Jones
EtymGeo™International Edition, Part IIThe SpecGram Puzzle Elves™
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