GEOFFREY K. PULLUM
Professor of General Linguistics
|Calendar of upcoming talks|
|Fear and loathing of the English passive (browsable version of a Language and Communication article, 2014)|
|The land of the free and The Elements of Style (browsable version of an English Today article, 2010)|
Posts on Lingua Franca
(since August 2011)
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|Tom Chivers' Telegraph article about me|
|CV and bio files|
|Remarks on Chomsky's 2011 London lecture (Linguist List, October 2011)|
|Obituary for Ivan Sag (Linguist List, October 2013)|
Fear and loathing of the English passive.
Language and Communication, 2014.
(Single-spaced PDF typescript, 23 pages, or
HTML version here.)
Anaphoric one and its implications. (John Payne, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Barbara C. Scholz, and Eva Berlage.) Language 89(4), 2013. (Single-spaced PDF typescript.)
The central question in comparative syntactic metatheory. Mind and Language 28(4): 492-521, 2013. (Uncorrected proofs.)
Consigning phenomena to performance: A response to Neeleman. Mind and Language 28(4): 532-537, 2013. (Uncorrected proofs.)
‘Aural pattern recognition experiments and the subregular hierarchy.’ (James Rogers & Geoffrey K. Pullum, 2011). Journal of Logic, Language and Information. (Link: uncorrected proofs.)
‘Inessential features and expressive power of descriptive metalanguages.’ (Geoffrey K. Pullum & Hans-Jörg Tiede, 2010).
‘The land of the free and The Elements of Style.’ English Today, 2010. PDF version.
‘The distribution and category status of adjectives and adverbs.’ (John Payne, Rodney Huddleston, & Geoffrey K. Pullum, 2010).
‘Recursion and the infinitude claim.’ (Geoffrey K. Pullum & Barbara C. Scholz, 2010).
‘For universals (but not for finite state learning) visit the zoo.’ (Geoffrey K. Pullum & Barbara C. Scholz, 2009), Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
‘50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice.’ The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009.
‘Animal pattern-learning experiments: Some mathematical background.’ (Unpublished tutorial paper on subregular hierarchy stringset mathematics; Geoffrey K. Pullum & James Rogers, 2006.)
‘Scooping the loop snooper: a proof that the Halting Problem is unsolvable.’ (Proof of halting problem undecidability in verse, in the style of Dr. Seuss, to honour Alan Turing. I swear I'm not making this up.)
Speaking at Leipzig in 2013. Photo: Timo Klein
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