Geoffrey Alert

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 19 01:59:07 UTC 2008

At 11:19 AM -0800 2/18/08, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>On Feb 18, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Brenda Lester wrote:
>>Geoffrey Nunberg is quoted in today's New York Times: "Celebrating
>>the Semicolon In a Most Unlikely Location" (pg B3).
>most of us will have to go on-line to read this, since it appears in
>the new-york-and-region section in the nyc edition, but isn't in the
>national edition.
>geoff n. posted about this on the Language Log:
Geoff was not the only linguist to be quoted by the Times piece in
connection with the Subway Semicolon affair:

The linguist Noam Chomsky sniffed, ''I suppose Bush would claim it's
the effect of No Child Left Behind.''


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