“An apparently new speech disorder a linguistics department our correspondent visited was affected by has appeared. Those affected our correspondent a local grad student called could hardly understand apparently still speak fluently. The cause experts the LSA sent investigate remains elusive. Frighteningly, linguists linguists linguists sent examined are highly contagious. Physicians neurologists psychologists other linguists called for help called for help called for help didn’t help either. The disorder experts reporters SpecGram sent consulted investigated apparently is a case of pathological center embedding.”
In the latest issue of SpecGram:
- Overheard in the Faculty Lounge—A Letter from the Managing Editor
- Letters to the Editor
- What is Linguistics Good For, Anyway?—Jonathan van der Meer
- Redundantly Multilingual Pretension Markers in BWFSEDPRCLCEE—Saszkwacz Qumkwaat, Ph.D. & Yýŷỳ Yẙÿẙÿẙ, D.Phil.
- The Phonetic Clarity Defect in the Drinker’s Speech—The language of cocktails and shooters—Dr. I.R. Superordinate
- You Can Earn A Degree In Langualogy—Advertisement
- A SpecGram Crossword for Devoted SpecGram Readers and other Linguists and Researchers—Lila Rosa Grau
Many thanks to Jordana for the link.