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.
‘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 (Unpublished tutorial paper on subregular hierarchy stringset mathematics; Geoffrey K. Pullum & James Rogers, 2006.)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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