SpecGram Vol CLXIX, No 1 Contents Letters to the Editor

Breaking the Fourth Wall and the Fourth Voice

A Letter from the Managing Editor

Well, we don’t actually speak that much Finnish or Estonian around these parts, so we don’t really get a lot of fourth voice action, but boy howdy we do love breaking that fourth wall. Did you notice, Dear Reader? Huh? Didja?

Sandro Nielsen, 2013, “The Future of Dictionaries, Dictionaries of the Future”, in The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography, Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chiasmus of the Month
January 2014

Getting back to the use and abuse of voices specifically, and syntax in general, this month’s issue of SpecGram features a wonderful article that continues a longif somewhat tenuous and admittedly sparsetradition, comprising the following:

And now in this issue, an article on middle voice writes interestingly for Babylon J. Middleton! (N.B.: This article should not confuse with the middle finger for alert readers.)

By the way, this article itself serves an additional diagnostic purpose: if you made it through all of the above without your eyes glazing over and without losing consciousness (oh, a warningyou should be seated while reading this article: we lost two interns to head trauma after they passed out while reading it standing up, and now the Sociolinguistics and Descriptive Linguistics departments are in mourning), then you might consider a lucrative productive instructive obstructive inductive “interesting” career as a syntactician. Succeed you will!

Letters to the Editor
SpecGram Vol CLXIX, No 1 Contents