Tuesday January 10, 2006
Clearing the Inbox
One of the nice things about having a blog is that readers are sometimes inspired to send me email about subjects that I find interesting. I then proceed to sit on those emails for as long as six months before taking any action. This is because I am lazy; also, I am somewhat rude. By way of apology, then, here are some things I should have posted about weeks or months ago.
Trey Jones at Speculative Grammarian is always looking for submissions. In his words:
Speculative Grammarian is the premier scholarly journal featuring
research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics.
You, too, can and should submit an article, poem, announcement, or
cartoon to SpecGram--on anyone or anything related to linguistics, in
theory or in practice. Satirical Linguistics, the specialty of
SpecGram, is a meta-field that covers everything from Abkhasian to
Heinrich Zimmer. Everything linguistic is fair game--uh, that
is--acceptable subject matter.
As for why you'd want to submit to SpecGram. Fame? Glory? Adulation
of your peers? You won't get much of that around here! The best
reason is because there is a little voice inside you telling you that
you must! If the other little voices don't shout that one down, then
you are a prime candidate.
In case it hasn't occurred to Trey yet, I'd like to suggest he look into publishing Q_pheevr's brilliant satire on the "Wrathful Dispersion" controversy. [Update: Oops! It looks like he's way ahead of me. Next time I'll check.]
Christopher Green is yet another linguistics student (socio, in his case) who's been seduced by the siren song of blogging. Check out Chris's Linguistics Blog, especially the ongoing "Language of the Week" feature.
Daniel Mangrum wrote to announce the Carnival of English Language Teaching (clever acronym!) blog, which has now published its first two editions. He too is always looking for submissions.
Again, apologies all around. I'll try to keep up with my email better in the future. (Hey, it could happen!)
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Thanks Tensor for the mention!
I'm sorry that I didn't find out and thank you sooner.