The New York Times' New Language Columnist

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Mar 12 13:48:42 UTC 2010

Thank goodness! Now I'll have to add that to my usual reading along
with the Boston Globe's The Word column.

---Amy West

PS So, if he's got a Yale degree in linguistics, does that mean he
was a student of LH's? If so, well done teacher and student.

>Date:    Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:33:36 -0500
>From:    "Baker, John" <JMB at STRADLEY.COM>
>Subject: The New York Times' New Language Columnist
>         From Business Wire:
><<March 11, 2010 05:11 PM Eastern Time
>The New York Times Magazine Names Ben Zimmer as 'On Language' Columnist
>NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Times Magazine announced today
>the appointment of linguist and lexicographer Ben Zimmer as the new "On
>Language" columnist. Mr. Zimmer succeeds William Safire who was the
>founding and regular columnist until his death last fall. The column is
>a fixture in The Times Magazine and features commentary on the many
>facets - from grammar to usage - of our language. "On Language" will
>appear bi-weekly beginning March 21.

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