Frequent commenter bulbul has alerted me to this LSA announcement:
Today, the LSA recognizes five linguists for their work to support endangered languages, promote linguistics to the public, and advance and serve the field of linguistics as a whole. Congratulations to the winners of the following LSA Awards:
● Linguistics, Language and the Public Award: Michael Erard. Michael Erard, editor of the online linguistics publication Schwa Fire, has over 15 years of experience writing on linguistic topics for the general public. Erard is the author of the popular book Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners and has contributed to media including the New York Times, Science, and NPR. The LL&P Award “honors an individual or group for work that effectively increases public awareness and understanding of linguistics and language.”
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The other winners (Terry Langendoen, Nora C. England, Judith Tonhauser, and Barbara Partee) are all worthy, and my congratulations go to them as well, but Erard is a longtime friend of LH (I’ve been quoting him at least since 2003), and I’m especially pleased for his award.