The La-La Theory

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'''The La-La Theory''' is a [[zine]] about language, written by [[Katie Haegele|Katie]]. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, linguists and philosophers came up with different theories of the origin of language, and the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen gave them whimsical nicknames. The one he called The La-La Theory put forth that language was borne of the need to express poetry and love.  
'''The La-La Theory''' is a [[zine]] about language, written by [[Katie Haegele|Katie]]. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, linguists and philosophers came up with different theories of the origin of language, and the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen gave them whimsical nicknames. The one he called The La-La Theory put forth that language was borne of the need to express poetry and love.  
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'''Issue #1''': Fun With Words. Includes a word game, a limerick, a tongue twister, a poem about tongue twisters, and more.
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*Issue #1: Fun With Words. Includes a word game, a limerick, a tongue twister, a poem about tongue twisters, and more.
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'''Issue #2''': A Fancy Word For Widow. All about the origin and various usages of the word widow. Includes a poem and some surprising historical and cultural tidbits.
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*Issue #2: A Fancy Word For Widow. All about the origin and various usages of the word widow. Includes a poem and some surprising historical and cultural tidbits.
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'''Issue #3''': Mrkgnao! How The Animals Talk in Different Languages. Kid-friendly (i.e., very silly).
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*Issue #3: Mrkgnao! How The Animals Talk in Different Languages. Kid-friendly (i.e., very silly).
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The zine is produced by Katie at The La-La Theory Press. The LLT Press also puts out a collection of found poems called [[Word Math]], and a new (as of July 2006) collection of poetry called [[Breakdancing for the Pope]].  
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The zine is produced by Katie at The La-La Theory Press.  
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Selections from ''The La-La Theory'' were reprinted in volume nine of [[Zine Yearbook]], published in 2008.  
==External Links==
==External Links==
* [http://www.myspace.com/thelalatheory The La-La Theory on MySpace]
* [http://www.myspace.com/thelalatheory The La-La Theory on MySpace]
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The La-La Theory is a zine about language, written by Katie. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, linguists and philosophers came up with different theories of the origin of language, and the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen gave them whimsical nicknames. The one he called The La-La Theory put forth that language was borne of the need to express poetry and love.

  • Issue #1: Fun With Words. Includes a word game, a limerick, a tongue twister, a poem about tongue twisters, and more.
  • Issue #2: A Fancy Word For Widow. All about the origin and various usages of the word widow. Includes a poem and some surprising historical and cultural tidbits.
  • Issue #3: Mrkgnao! How The Animals Talk in Different Languages. Kid-friendly (i.e., very silly).

The zine is produced by Katie at The La-La Theory Press.

Selections from The La-La Theory were reprinted in volume nine of Zine Yearbook, published in 2008.

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