One of my favorite blogs, Language Log, is honored.
The Linguistic Society of America announces the 2009 recipient of the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award, given for a body of work that has had a demonstrable impact on the public awareness of language and/or linguistics.
The award will be given to Language Log, a collaborative science blog devoted to linguistics and written by a team of more than a dozen prominent linguists, almost all members of the Linguistic Society of America.
LL tackles issues linguistical at levels from the technical (defined as “stuff I don’t understand”) to the comical (literally: language issues reflected in comic strips). It’s anti-prescriptivist and positively skeptical, and wonderful.