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Geoffrey Nunberg

AKA Geoffrey David Nunberg

Born: 1-Jun-1945
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 11-Aug-2020
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Linguist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Going Nucular

Father: Jacob Nunberg (real estate broker)
Mother: Sally Sault (teacher)
Sister: Barbara Nunberg
Wife: Anne Fougeron (div.)
Daughter: Sophie Nunberg
Wife: Kathleen Miller (until his death)

    University: Columbia University
    Conservatory: Art Students League of New York
    University: MA Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania (1972)
    University: PhD Linguistics, City University of New York (1978)
    Professor: Stanford University (1988-2004)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (2005-20)

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Author of books:
The Way We Talk Now (2001, essays)
Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times (2004, essays)
The Years of Talking Dangerously (2009, essays)
Talking Right (2006, essays)
Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years (2012)

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