From language resources to language commentary: the interview with Ben Zimmer

Authors

  • Iztok Kosem Filozofska fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/slo2.0.2018.1.72-89

Keywords:

interview, language, words, lexicography, online language resources, language commentary

Abstract

Ben Zimmer is a linguist, lexicographer, and all-around word nut. He is the language columnist for The Wall Street Journal and former columnist for The Boston Globe and The New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of the first ever Linguistics Journalism Award.

Ben Zimmer has worked as the executive editor of Vocabulary.com and the Visual Thesaurus. He was also editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press and as a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.

This interview took place at eLex 2017, a biannual conference on electronic lexicography, where Ben Zimmer gave a keynote talk titled »Defining the Digital Dictionary: How to Build More Useful Online Lexical References«. The interview was conducted by Dr. Iztok Kosem from the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Arts and Centre for Language Resources and Technologies).

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Published

13.12.2018

How to Cite

Kosem, I. (2018). From language resources to language commentary: the interview with Ben Zimmer. Slovenščina 2.0: Empirical, Applied and Interdisciplinary Research, 6(1), 72–89. https://doi.org/10.4312/slo2.0.2018.1.72-89

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