[Ads-l] Geoffrey Nunberg R.I.P.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 26 00:39:21 UTC 2020

Thanks, Fred. Yes, Geoff was an exemplary linguist, public intellectual, and human being (and, in my case, third-grade classmate), with a publication record extending from books on political language and punctuation to one on assholism (well, OK, that one is not unpolitical).  Here’s Richard Sandomir’s obit for him in the Times:


And one on Language Log by Mark Liberman, with fond memories and thoughts from Ben Z. and others:



> On Nov 25, 2020, at 7:04 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> I think it has not yet been noted on this list that Geoffrey Nunberg passed away in August.  Geoff was a participant on this list and a semanticist and author.  He was best known to the public as a contributor to National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" show.
> Fred Shapiro
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