SpecGram Vol CLXXXV, No 3 Contents Letters to the Editor

Shakespeare, Greeks and Dogs, Oh My!

A Letter from Contributing Editor Jonathan Downie
in association with
The Δίς Λεγόμενον Center for Endeepened Ideation

It has been said that this journal does not reflect the variety or vivacity of contemporary linguistics. Regular readers (hello to both of you!) may remark that certain subfields have been left fallow. Certainly, it is true that the Chomskyan programme has been subject to repeated satirical lunges while other theoretical catacombs have been left unexplored. No more!

This issue is replete with at least one piece that deigns to dignify the more referential corners of linguistics. It stares into the void and returns with phraseology fit for a feast.

One sad effect of this void-staring is that absolutely no-one in the office has a clue what the writer is actually trying to say. We really can’t tell if it’s the greatest piece of neo-theoretical thinking or a bunch of quackery. Rather than wake up our reviewers from their naps, we just put it here for you to judge it yourself.

There are also some more traditional articles. We think they’re funny. We hope you do too.

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