Geoffrey K. Pullum, FBA

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Geoffrey Keith Pullum
Permanent position: Professor of General Linguistics
University of Edinburgh
Office address: Linguistics and English Language
The University of Edinburgh
Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Edinburgh EH8 9LN
Scotland (U.K.)
Office phone: International: +44 131 650 3603; UK: (0131) 650 3603
Fax: International: +44 131 651 3190; UK: (0131)] 651 3190
Born: Irvine, County of Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
Citizenship: British Subject; also United States citizen (since 1987)
Marital status: single
Erdös number: 3 (Pullum-Kornai, Kornai-Tuza, Tuza-Erdös)
Bacon number: 3 (Pullum-Nunberg, Nunberg-Colbert, Colbert-Bacon)
Sabbath number: 4 (Pullum-Sag, Sag-Fritsching, Fritsching-Appice, Appice-Osbourne)
Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number: 10 (3 + 3 + 4)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1990-1991.

Elected to membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, May 2003.

Leonard Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America for The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (with Rodney Huddleston), awarded January 2004.

Distinguished Professor of Humanities, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 2004 (four-year term).

Constance E. Smith Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2005 to June 2006.

Elected a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America, 2007.

2009 Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America, awarded to Mark Y. Liberman and Geoffrey K. Pullum (representing the members of the Language Log team) for the collaborative linguistics blog Language Log.

Elected a Fellow of the British Academy, July 2009.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of York 1968-72

Graduate: Teaching Fellow, University of York, 1972-73
Research Student, King's College, Cantab., 1973-74
Ph.D. candidate, University College London, 1974-76

QUALIFICATIONS

Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English, First Class, International Phonetic Association, University College London, awarded July 28, 1970.

B.A. degree in Language, First Class Honours, Department of Language, University of York, awarded June 1972.

Ph.D. degree in General Linguistics, University of London, awarded June 1976.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, University of California, Santa Cruz, January 1987 to June 1993. (Cognizant official for all matters pertaining to graduate students, including affirmative action and recruitment; graduate admissions; oversight of $7,000,000 graduate financial support budget; Teaching Assistantship allocations; postdoctoral researcher conditions and appointments; research fellow and research associate appointments; development of postgraduate degree programs and Organized Research Units; direct relations with Office of the President and universitywide Academic Senate Coordinating Committee for Graduate Affairs concerning matters of graduate education; external review of all academic undergraduate, graduate, and research programs; research administration; oversight of the Contracts and Grants Office; liaison with Senate Committee of Research; extramural research funds raised from about $11.9m to over $33m.)

Acting Director of the Arts (position now called Dean of the Arts) University of California, Santa Cruz, December 1987 to June 1988. (Cognizant official for departments of art, music, theater arts, and art history, and for all matters of curriculum, academic planning, academic personnel, staffing, affirmative action, budget, and physical facilities for Arts subjects.)

Ex officio member, UCSC Foundation Board, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992-1993.

Member, Universitywide Council on Research, 1992-1993.

Member, University Research Group, University of California, 1987-1990. Ex officio member, Academic Advisory Council, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987-90, 1991-1993.

Member, Chancellor's Advisory Council, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1986-87, 1991-1993.

Ex officio member, Graduate Council, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987-90, 1991-1993.

Ex officio member, Council of Graduate Deans, University of California, 1987-1990, 1991-1993.

Member, Academic Planning and Program Review Board -- Committee on Research, University of California, 1989-90.

Chair, Council of Graduate Deans, University of California, 1989-90.

Alternate member, Pacific Rim Research Program Executive Committee, University of California, 1988-90.

Member, Committee on the Status of Women, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987-88.

Chair, Committee on Planning and Budget, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985-87; member, 1983-85. (Responsible for Senate advice to the Academic Vice Chancellor on all matters of university planning, budgeting, growth, staffing, physical plant, and allocation of resources to departments.)

Santa Cruz campus representative, University Committee on Planning and Budget, Academic Senate, University of California, 1985-87.

Ex officio member, Senate Advisory Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985-87.

Member, Universitywide Student Fee Advisory Committee, Office of the President, University of California, 1985-87.

Member, Computer Policy and Planning Review Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1986-87.

Member, Search Committee for Vice Chancellor, University Advancement, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1986.

Chair, Board of Studies in Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, April-December 1984.

Member, Computer Operations Review Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 1984-June 1985.

Member, Humanities Division Faculty Computer Use Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 1984-June 1985.

Chair, Standing Committee on Academic Administrators and Academic Coordinators, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983-1986. (Responsible for faculty and staff advice to the Academic Vice Chancellor concerning all personnel in academic coordinating or administrative positions other than those in the ladder faculty ranks.)

Academic Vice Chancellor Search Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, December 1983 - April 1984.

Chair, Linguistics Search Committee, Spring 1983.

Member, Humanities Division Courses and Curriculum Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982-83.

Acting Head, Linguistics Section, University College London, Spring 1979.

Subject convenor, English Linguistics, Department of Language, University of York, 1972-73.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Current academic positions:

Professor of General Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh.

Previous academic positions:
University of California, Santa Cruz: Professor of Linguistics, July 1981 to June 2007.

Faculty, Linguistic Society of America's Linguistic Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, summer 1993.
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto: consultant on natural language processing (1982 - 1988).
Visiting Professor, Stanford University, LSA Linguistic Institute, Summer 1987.
Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, LSA Linguistic Institute, Summer 1983.
Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, July 1981-June 1983.
Research Staff Member at Computer Science Laboratory, Computer Research Center, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, July 1981 to March 1982.
Visiting Associate Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, March to June, 1981.
College Visiting Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, September 1980 to March 1981.
Visiting Scientist, Mathematical Sciences Department, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, Summer 1978.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Birmingham, England, Winter quarter, 1978.
Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Summer 1977.
Lecturer in Extramural Studies Department on Linguistics course at Addison Institute, London, Winter quarters of 1975 and 1976.
Lecturer and Tutor, Summer Course on Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Summers of 1975 and 1976.
Lecturer in Linguistics, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London (University of London), October 1974 to September 1982. (On leave 1980-1982.)
Visiting Lecturer, LSA Linguistic Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Summer 1974.
Tutor, University of Cambridge, 1973-1974.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Language, University of York, 1972-1973.
Tutor in English Linguistics and Phonetics, British Council Summer School for Soviet Teachers, University of Hull, Summer 1972.
Lecturer in English Language, Further Education Centre for English Studies, Southall, Middlesex, 1969-1970.

GRANTS

Fellowship (partially funded from NSF grant number BNS 8700864) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, September 1990 to June 1991. Recipient Project Director, Department of Education grant no. P170B20055 (Jacob R. Javits Fellowship Program), September 1, 1992 - August 31, 1993) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. P094B20057 (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1993) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. P094B10043-91A (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, October 1, 1991 - September 30, 1992) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. P094B00219 (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, October 1, 1990 - September 30, 1991) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, National Science Foundation grant no. RCD-8854790 to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, June 1, 1989 - May 31, 1994.
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. P094B90129 (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, October 1, 1989 - September 30, 1990) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, National Science Foundation grant no. RCD-8854790 to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, June 1, 1988 - May 31, 1993.
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. P094B80108 (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, October 1, 1988 - September 30, 1989) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Hewlett-Packard Company equipment grant no. 17-70972 (two HP9000 series engineering workstations).
Coordinating Official, Department of Education grant no. G008715430 (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, September 1, 1987 - August 31, 1988) to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Coordinating Official, National Science Foundation grant no. RCD-8758039 to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Graduate Research Fellowship Support Grant, June 1, 1987 - May 31, 1992.
Co-Principal Investigator (with William A. Ladusaw and Judith L. Aissen) of National Science Foundation grant no. BNS-8519708 to the University of California, Santa Cruz, `Grammatical agreement systems,' April 1, 1986 - September 30, 1988.
Committee on Research grant, `The interaction of syntax and phonology,' 1985-1986.
Associate, National Science Foundation grant no. BNS-85 11687, `Head-driven phrase structure grammar,' to Stanford University (Principal Investigators Ivan A. Sag and Thomas Wasow), 1985-1988.
Committee on Research grant, `Grammar, computation, and cognition,' 1984-1985.
Continuation grant from Chancellor's Discretionary Fund for Syntax Research Center, 1984 (with Jorge Hankamer).
Committee on Research grant, `Grammar, computation, and cognition,' 1983-1984.
Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities, July-August 1983, `Psychological implications of generalized phrase structure grammar.'
Grant from Chancellor's Discretionary Fund to establish Syntax Research Center at University of California, Santa Cruz, with Jorge Hankamer, 1981-1983.
Personal research grant from Chancellor's Discretionary Fund, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981-1983.
Research Consultant, National Science Foundation project no. BNS-8102406 on `Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar' (Principal Investigators Ivan A. Sag and Thomas Wasow), Stanford University, July-August 1981 and July 1982.
Associated Faculty, Social Science Research Council project on `Computer realization of a grammar' (senior investigator Gerald Gazdar), University of Sussex, 1982.
Senior Investigator (with Desmond C. Derbyshire), Social Science Research Council project HR6990, `Amazon Language Project: I', University College London, 1980-1982.
Senior Investigator, Social Science Research Council project no. HR5114/1, `Investigations in the structure of an object-verb-subject language: Hixkaryana', University College London, 1977-1978.
Principal Investigator (with Arnold M. Zwicky), National Science Foundation project no. BNS 77-09273, `Phonology-free syntax.' The Ohio State University, July-August 1977.
Associated Faculty, Social Science Research Council project no. HR4537/1, `Linguistics Research Bibliography', senior investigator Gerald Gazdar, University of Sussex, 1976-1977.

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS AND REFEREEING

Research project refereeing for National Science Foundation (regularly since 1977) and Research Council of Canada (occasional).

Manuscript referee . . .

For professional journals: Cognition
International Journal of American Linguistics
Journal of Linguistics
Language: Journal of the Linguistic Society of America
Linguistics: An International Review
Linguistic Inquiry
Linguistics and Philosophy
For book publishers: Academic Press, Croom Helm, University of Chicago Press, Harvard University Press, The MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin Books, D. Reidel, Usborne Publishing.
For conferences: Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica (FLSM); Linguistic Society of America (LSA); MIT Student Conference In Linguistics (SCIL); Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL); West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Six radio talks on language presented on Australia's ABC Radio National, 1998-1999.

Member of the Western Region (later San Francisco Consular Region) selection committee for British Marshall Scholarships, 1998-2003.

Member, Committee on Ethnic Diversity, Linguistic Society of America, 1995-.

Doctoral dissertation reading committees for Michael Johnston, Peter Svenonius, Theodore Fernald (Ph.D.'s in Linguistics awarded 1994, University of California, Santa Cruz).

Chair, Interim Committee on the Status of Minorities in Linguistics, Linguistic Society of America, 1993-1994.

Invited Panelist, Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference: `Scholarly Communication and the Future of Special Collections,' University of California, Santa Cruz, June 1992.

Contributing editor of `TOPIC . . .COMMENT' (a quarterly viewpoint column about linguistics) to the journal Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Holland), 1983-89.

Cowell College Faculty Lecturer for 1982-1983, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Invited Panelist, colloquium on Computational versus Theoretical Linguistics, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, October 1983.

Invited Panelist, Symposium on Computational Modelling of Linguistic Theories, Linguistic Society of America/Association for Computational Linguistics joint meeting, New York, December 1981.

Invited Chairman, Discussion Group on Mother Tongue, Bilingualism, and British Education; Commission for Racial Equality conference on Education for a Multi-Cultural Society, Nottingham, April 1980.

Organizer, symposium on Language in Orwell's 1984, Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 1984.

Organizer, Santa Cruz Workshop on the Mathematics of Grammars and Languages, Santa Cruz, June 24-28, 1985.

Lansdowne Visitor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1985.

Member, Linguistic Society of America Ad Hoc Committee on Department of Defense funding for natural language research, 1985.

Editorial Board member, Computational Linguistics, 1987-1989.

Invited to address the Eighth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Moscow, August 1987. (Administrative commitments precluded attendance).

External examiner for Ph.D. examination of Yong-Bum Kim, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, August 1988. Topic editor for Mathematical Linguistics area in the Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics.

Coordinator for working group on the presentation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, 1989 Convention of the International Phonetic Association, Kiel, West Germany.

Nominating consultant for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant project at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, summer 1990 (advised on selection of linguistic and cognitive experts for a Sandia team working on development of passive markers to prevent inadvertent human intrusion into a proposed storage facility for transuranic wastes from nuclear weapons production).

External examiner for Ph.D. examination of Ping Xue, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, August 1991.

External examiner for Ph.D. promotion of Philip Miller, Rijkuniversiteit Utrecht, Holland, September 1991.

Invited to address the First International Conference on Mathematical Linguistics, Tarragona, Spain, March 1993, on `The relevance of mathematical linguistics.' (Administrative commitments and last-minute change in conference dates precluded attendance.)

Appointed to the Editorial Board for Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics (Oxford University Press), October 18, 1994.

Chair, Philosophy of Language session, Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, California, April 1995.

Local organizer, 1996 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz.

AFFILIATIONS

Generative Linguists in the Old World: Board member 1978 to 1980.

International Phonetic Association: Life Member since 1986.

Linguistics Association of Great Britain: Member 1972 to 1980; Executive Committee member 1976-1980 and 2007-present.

Linguistic Society of America: Member since 1974; Life Member since 1983; Associate Editor of journal (Language) 1983-1985.

American Philosophical Association: Member since 1992; life member since 1994.

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