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. [alas, a non-restrictive relative clause missing its comma] 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.
Yes, our very own Ben, who was proud enough to tell the rest of the LLoggers, but too modest to post the announcement himself.
Massive pleasure at Language Log Plaza and on ADS-L.