Wednesday, October 8, 2008

If you can't say something nice...

Thanks to those of you who have sent me statements of support over the years, especially over the last year as my column has been in flux at the Tribune.

You can add your endorsement here.

Thanks! Nathan

Bierma's column is one that I regularly recommend, alongside those of Barbara Wallraff and Jan Freeman, because it bridges the gap between the professional linguist and the non-expert. His columns are readable, comprehensible, and not overly didactic.

- Grant Barrett; co-host, "A Way with Words," syndicated public radio; editor, Double-Tongued Dictionary; author, The Official Guide to Unofficial English


Anonymous said...

Nathan's writing challenges us to think about the words we speak, how they communicate, and what may be the unspoken messages. Rather than focusing on whether or not we are obeying language rules, Nathan reminds us that language is shaped by the ways it is used. He helps us be thoughtful and intentional in choosing our own words.

James Vanden Bosch said...

Nathan wants to write about language, grammar, and usage in the worst way, and he has achieved that desire admirably. I can't say enough good things about him. I'm glad to say that he's a former student of mine.