The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics is now available in electronic format. In the highest tradition of satire, this book gives a unique insight into the world of linguistics. It is crucial reading for any linguist who is trying to maintain a sense of perspective (or for those seeking the comfort of realising their own perspective is relatively grounded ).
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From the blurb:
The book is written for linguists, by linguists. It’s about Linguistics and Language, but it’s not a textbook. Rather, it takes a sidelong look at all that is humorous about the field. Containing over 150 articles, poems, cartoons, humorous ads and book announcements—plus a generous sprinkling of quotes, proverbs and other witticisms—the book discovers things to laugh about in most major subfields of Linguistics.
What people have been saying:
“Don’t wait for Jon Stewart or Louis C.K. to do something with linguistics
—Stephen Dodson, Languagehat
“[The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics] will be a symbolic expression of your inner linguistic nerd.”
—Phaedra Royle, on Linguist List
“Complete with a choose-
—Sean Roberts, A Replicated Typo
And just in time for Christmas.