Jesse Sheidlower on PBS Newshour

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Jan 7 20:28:19 UTC 2003

In all the excitement over the media coverage of WOTY, no one has seen fit
to mention that Jesse Sheidlower was on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer last
night (6 January). They did a feature on how email and electronic
communications is changing the language. Jesse was one of two linguists
interviewed. The other was Patricia O'Conner, who has written an email style

It was an excellent piece, one of the best examples of media coverage of a
linguistic issue that I've seen. A RealAudio version of the story is
available at

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