Tag Archives: Geoffrey K. Pullum

Language Fun: The Eggcorn Database

Eggcorn is a linguistic term coined by Dr. Geoffrey Pullum (a linguist who is often featured on the Language Log and the Chronicle of Higher Education).  It refers to an idiosyncratic, pun-like back-formation of a word, such as “eggcorn” for … Continue reading

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Resources: Passive Voice a la Geoffrey Pullum

A recent LingEducator post on passive voice provided a number of links to sites that offered help for those trying to learn to identify this verbal inflection.  LingEducator isn’t the only grammar blog with concerns about the way that passive voice … Continue reading

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Language News: NYT Coverage of the Language of the Egyptian Revolution

Ben Zimmer, a linguist who wears many hats, has posted language coverage of the Egyptian revolution on two different websites this week.   First, as a regular contributor to they NY Time’s On Language column, he has provided this analysis of … Continue reading

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