A special edition of the Linguistic Anthropology Roundup to introduce Ben Zimmer, a Yale and Chicago-trained linguistic anthropologist, linguist and lexicographer who was just appointed as the New York Times’s Sunday Magazine, “On Language” columnist. Thanks to Bambi Schieffelin, Kerim Friedman and Scott Keisling for mentioning his appointment.
Gerald Mazorati’s article introducing Ben Zimmer:
NY Times Press Release:
Huffington Post mentioning his appointment:
Ben Zimmer on
Skxawng! (The invention of science fiction languages)
Cadillac as a figure of speech:
The death of William Safire: