Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Languageplug

This post is a simple plug for the blog Language Log, which features a bunch of linguists talking about issues related to language. (It even includes minor-celebrity linguist Geoffrey Nunberg of "Fresh Air" fame). Of course like most modern linguists they tend to be descriptivists more than prescriptivists, but you can still detect a whiff of regret when they, for example, provide photo evidence for the coming death of whom. And they can still get their dander (gander?) up when they see someone as prominent as Daily Show host Jon Stewart declare that "terror" is not a noun.

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