Geoffrey K. Pullum: Conference Papers and Workshop Presentations


CONFERENCE PAPERS DELIVERED

1974

General conditions on reduced coordinations.
Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Spring Meeting, Hatfield College of Technology, April 1974.

The stress pattern of Spanish preterites.
Romance Linguistics Seminar II, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, January 1974.

1975

The Duke of York gambit.
Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Spring Meeting, University of Nottingham, April 1975.

Sequential and simultaneous rule application in Spanish phonology.
Romance Linguistics Seminar III, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, January 1975.

1976

Truth-functional connectives in natural language.
[Gerald Gazdar and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Spring Meeting, University of Edinburgh, April 1976.

1977

Anomaly, anaphora, and the paradoxes of self-reference.
Workshop on Formal Semantics of Natural Language, University of Tubingen, Germany, December 1977.

Traces and the description of English complementizer contraction.
[Paul M. Postal and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Autumn Meeting, University College London, November 1977.

Successive cyclicity and the theory of traces.
Amsterdam Colloquium on Bounded and Unbounded Transformations, University of Amsterdam, April 1977.

1978

Object initial languages.
[Desmond C. Derbyshire and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistic Society of America, Summer Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1978.

Local processes associated with the infinitival complementizer to.
Amsterdam Colloquium on Local Processes, University of Amsterdam, April 1978.

1979

Universal grammar and the alleged "AUX" category in Luiseño.
Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Sussex, September 1979.

The object-initial tendency in Amerindian languages of the Amazon basin.
[Desmond C. Derbyshire and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Derbyshire.] Forty-Third International Congress of Americanists, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, August 1979.

A context-free phrase structure grammar for the English auxiliary system.
[Gerald Gazdar, Geoffrey K. Pullum, and Ivan A. Sag. Presented by Sag.] Auxiliaries Festival, Linguistic Society of America Linguistic Institute, Salzburg, Austria, August 1979.

Remarks on what might refute surface grammar.
Workshop on Base Generation, Semantic Interpretation, and Interpretive Filtering: the Case of Comparatives. University of Sussex, July 1979.

Appositive relatives, anaphora, and the nature of logical form.
Conference on the Nature of Syntactic Representation. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, May 1979.

Language, libel, and the linguist.
Special one-hour address to the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Hull, April 1979.

1980

The category status of infinitival to.
Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, December 1980.

Subject-aux inversion-without subject, aux, or inversion.
[Gerald Gazdar, Ivan A. Sag, and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Gazdar.] Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Surrey, September 1980.

VSO, OSV, VP, & PSG.
Workshop on Syntax, Morphology, and Parsing. University of Sussex, July 1980.

Auxiliary hypotheses.
Groningen Round Table Conference on Auxiliaries, Groningen, Holland, July 1980.

Comments on the two central claims of "trace theory."
[Geoffrey K. Pullum and Robert D. Borsley. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Spring Meeting, University of Birmingham, March 1980.

1981

Free word order and phrase structure rules.
North Eastern Linguistic Society, Annual Meeting, MIT, November 1981.

Subcategorization, constituent order, and the notion "head."
[Gerald Gazdar and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, New York, December 1981.

Cliticization versus inflection: English n't.
[Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Zwicky.] Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, New York, December 1981.

1982

Coordination and transformational grammar.
[Gerald Gazdar, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Ivan A. Sag, and Thomas Wasow. Presented by Gazdar.] Spring Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Reading, March 1982. Also presented (by Gazdar) at the conference on Syntactic Theory and How People Parse Sentences, Ohio State University, May 1982.

Deleting named morphemes.
[Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, University of Maryland, July 1982. (Read by Zwicky.)

How many possible human languages are there?
Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, University of Maryland, July 1982.

Processing English with a generalized phrase structure grammar.
[Jean Mark Gawron, Jonathan King, John Lamping, Egon Loebner, Anne Paulson, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Ivan A. Sag, and Thomas Wasow. Presented by Gawron.] Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 1982.

Remarks on categories and features.
Workshop on Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, August 5, 1982.

The syntax-phonology boundary and current syntactic theories.
[Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented by Pullum.] Annual Meeting, Linguistic Society of America, San Diego, California, December 1982. (Read by Pullum.)

1983

Context-freeness and the computer processing of human languages.
Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1983.

Foot features and parasitic gaps. [Gerald Gazdar, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Ewan Klein, and Ivan A. Sag. Presented by Gazdar.] CODOC Conference on Complementation, Brussels, June 1983.

The elimination of phrase structure rules: it hasn't happened yet.
Workshop on Phrase Structure Rules, University of California, Los Angeles, July 1983.

1984

Phonological resolution of syntactic feature conflict.
[Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented jointly.] Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore MD, December 27-31. (Read by Pullum.)

Military funding of linguistic research: moral and practical issues.
Symposium on Military Applications of Linguistic Theory, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore MD, December 27-31.

Logic, syntax, and grammatical agreement.
Invited presentation in the panel on The Role of Logical Grammar in GPSG at the Matsuyama Workshop on Formal Grammar (4th Japan-Korea Workshop, organized by the Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan and the Linguistic Society of Korea), Matsuyama, Japan, December 17-19.

Phrase structure descriptions of some non-straightforward agreement systems.
Invited presentation at the Conference on Agreement, Stanford University, October 1984.

How complex could an agreement system be?
Invited presentation at the First Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, Ohio State University, September 1984.

Syntactic and semantic parsability.
Invited presentation at the Tenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics/Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Stanford University, July 1984.

1985

The computational tractability of generalized phrase structure grammars.
Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Learnability and grammatical theory.
Invited presentation at the Western States Conference On Linguistics (WECOL) meeting, University of Victoria, British Columbia, November 1985.

Assuming some version of X-bar theory.
Invited presentation at the 21st Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 25-27.

Natural language interfaces with strategic computing.
Conference on Strategic Computing, University of California, Santa Cruz, March 2-3.

1986

IDC-command, X-bar theory, and the concept of government.
West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Seattle, Washington.

1987

Plain morphology and expressive morphology.
[Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, California, February 13-15. (Read by Zwicky.)

Expletive noun phrases and movement to subcategorized positions.
[Paul M. Postal and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Pullum.] West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Tucson, Arizona, March 20-22.

Obligatorily extraposed irrealis clauses in English.
Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, Columbus, Ohio, October 2-4. The smallest command relation.
[Geoffrey K. Pullum and Chris Barker. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 27-30. (Read by Pullum.)

Endocentricity and the nominal gerund.
Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 27-30.

1989

Misconceiving morphology: a response to Bromberger and Halle's "Conceptual issues in morphology."
[Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] Workshop on the Foundations of Phonology and Morphology, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 26-28.

Unknown vowels and uncharted space. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and William A. Ladusaw. Presented jointly.] Centennial Celebration meeting, American Dialect Society, Berkeley, California, May 6.

Linguistic theories and linguistic engineering. Invited address at Kyung Hee International Conference on Linguistic Studies, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 9-12. Section coordinator's plenary presentation at the Convention of the International Phonetic Association, Kiel, West Germany, August 17-20.

Prospects for generative grammar in the 1990s. Invited address at the Western States Conference On Linguistics (WECOL), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 13-15.

1990

Serial verbs in colloquial English. Invited presentation at the Ohio State Miniconference on Serial Verbs, Columbus, Ohio, May 1990.

1991

An electronic edition of Phonetic Symbol Guide.
[George D. Allen, Geoffrey K. Pullum, and William A. Ladusaw. Presented by Allen.] XIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 19-24, 1991, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Condition duplication, paradigm homonymy, and transconstructional constraints. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented jointly.] Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, California, February 1991.

A misconceived approach to morphology. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented jointly.] Tenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, March 1991.

1992

Adjacency and complement inflection constraints. Annual Meeting, Linguistic Society of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1992.

The origins of the cyclic principle. Invited address at the Parassession on the Cycle, Twenty-Eighth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 1992.

Panel contribution at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries: Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference on Scholarly Communication and the Future of Special Collections, University of California, Santa Cruz, June 1992.

1993

Language, mind, and abstract objects. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Barbara C. Scholz. Presented jointly.] Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles, California, January 1993.

1995

Will our robots understand us? The mathematical linguistic tightrope. [Title listed on preliminary program as 'Mathematical properties of natural languages.'] Presented in the symposium on 'Linguistic Science and Language Technology: Machines and Human Language' at the 1995 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, "Unity in Diversity" (161st National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science), Atlanta, Georgia, February 1995.

1996

Enter a new headed morphological structure; exit a mythical contraction rule. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented by Pullum.] Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Diego, California, January 1996.

Functional restriction: English possessives. [Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Zwicky.] Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Diego, California, January 1996.

Hyperlearning, complexity, learnability, and stimulus poverty. Invited presentation at the Parasession on 'The Role of Learnability in Grammatical Theory', 22nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley, California, February 1996.

The phonetic definition of 'nasal': evidence from Austronesian phonology. [Rachel Walker and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] 3rd Annual Meetings of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Los Angeles, California, May 1996.

Glottal nasals. [Rachel Walker and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] TREND VI: Sixth Trilateral Phonology Weekend, Stanford University, Stanford, California, May 1996.

Identifying the failure of the Argument from Poverty of the Stimulus. Annual Meeting of the Australasian Association for Philosophy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 1996.

Tacit assumptions in the philosophy of linguistics. Two invited presentations at the Symposium on Tacit Assumptions in Linguistics organized by Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys [the Linguistics Association of Finland], September 1996.
Lecture 1: Theoretical linguistics and the ontology of linguistic structure.
Lecture 2: Theoretical linguistics and the epistemology of language acquisition.

Invited commentary presented at Winter Workshop on Optimality Theory, Stanford University, December 1996.

1997

Licensing of prosodic features by syntactic rules: the key to auxiliary reduction. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky. Presented jointly.] Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, Illinois, January 1997. (Long abstract here; full paper here. The abstract was chosen by the Linguistic Society of America to be displayed as a model conference abstract in both acceptable form — the original abstract — together with a paragraph by paragraph analysis of its structure, and an unacceptable form with roughly the same content, prepared by Amy Dahlstrom and John Kingston to illustrate the sort of abstract that fails to get accepted. This all used to be on the web but the link is dead now.)

Comments on the workshop. International Workshop on Valency-Changing Derivations, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, August 1997.

The alleged poverty of the stimulus in language acquisition: a new source of evidence. 11th Australian Speech and Language Conference, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, November 1997.

2000

Searching for a case of hyperlearning. Presented at TABU-day 2000, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, June 2000.

Making syntax explicit: neglected alternatives in the philosophy of linguistics. [Barbara C. Scholz and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented jointly.] AAP2000: annual meeting of the Australasian Association for Philosophy, University of Queensland, St Lucia (near Brisbane), July 2000.

2001

The evolution of structure and the etiology of linguistic universals. From Signals to Structured Communication: Cognitive Science conference, Cornell University, May 2001.

Two applications of logic, two conceptions of natural language. [Geoffrey K. Pullum and Barbara C. Scholz. Presented by Pullum.] Tenth Annual CSLI Workshop on Logic, Language and Computation, Stanford University, May 2001.

On the distinction between model-theoretic and generative-enumerative syntactic frameworks. Presented by Pullum.] LACL 2001: 4th Annual Conference on Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics, Le Croisic, France, June 2001.

Formal grammars without formal languages: the surprisingly radical implications of model-theoretic syntax. Invited keynote address at the symposium on model-theoretic syntax, Formal Grammars / Mathematics of Language conference, Helsinki, Finland, August 2001.

2002

Categorizing anomalous lexical items in English. Linguistics and Phonetics Conference 2002, Meikai University, Urayasu, Japan. September 2002.

English grammar for the 21st century: Time for an exorcism. Keynote address at the 41st annual meeting of the Japan Association of College English Teachers, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. September 2002.

Grammatical stability in a global language: International Standard English. AILA 2002: The 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Singapore. December 2002.

One prerequisite to TESOL practice: getting the grammar right. Third EgypTESOL Convention: Best Practice in TEFL, Cairo, Egypt. December 2002.

2003

Anomalous adjectives and prepositions in English. [Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Pullum.] Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2003.

Model theory and output-output correspondence. [Christopher Potts and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Presented by Potts.] Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2003.

A new look at what natural languages really are. Invited plenary address at the annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, May 2003.

Linguistic aspects of model-theoretic syntax. Presented at the Workshop on Model-theoretic Syntax, 1st North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI), Stanford, California, June 2003.

Contrasting applications of logic in natural language syntactic description. Invited presentation to the Philosophy of Linguistics section at the 12th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Oviedo, Spain, August 2003.

Formalizing an informal grammar: supplementary constituents in English. [Based on joint research with Chris Potts.] Formal Grammars conference, Vienna, Austria, August 2003.

Description, normativity, and standards: not in conflict. Presented in the session on Prescriptive Pedagogy and Descriptive Linguistics at the 2003 Convention of the Modern Language Association, San Diego, California, December 2003.

Varieties of nativism. Annual meeting, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, California Instute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 2003. (Presentation jointly authored with Barbara C. Scholz.)

2004

Ideology, power, and linguistic theory. Presented in a special session at the 2004 Convention of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2004. (Revised 2006 draft, 15 pages, PDF, A4 paper.)

2006

Research on Standard English: notes from a very big country. Invited presentation at DELS (Directions in English Language Studies), University of Manchester, April 2006.

Systematicity and the nature of languages. Presented at the conference on Mental Phenomena: Philosophy of Linguistics, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2006. (Presentation jointly authored with Barbara C. Scholz.)

2007

Invited plenary lecture at the WritersUA Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2007: Far from the Madding Gerund: Observations about language.

Revolutionary new ideas appear infrequently. Invited presentation at ICLCE-2, the Second International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, Toulouse, France, July 2007.

Aural pattern recognition experiments and the subregular hierarchy. Mathematics of Language 10 Conference, UCLA, July 2007. (Jointly authored with, and presented by, James Rogers. To be published.)

Creation myths of generative grammar and the mathematics underlying Syntactic Structures. Invited presentation at the Mathematics Of Language (MOL) conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, July 2007. (To be published.)

The evolution of model-theoretic frameworks in linguistics. Presented at Model-Theoretic Syntax at 10: a workshop organized as part of ESSLLI 2007 (the 19th European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, August 13-17.

2008

The discipline where time stood still: Stagnation in the study of English grammar, and what we can do about it. Invited plenary address to the First International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC1), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 10-11.

Expressive power of the syntactic theory implicit in The Cambridge Grammar. Annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Essex, 10-13 September 2008. (Paper jointly authored with James Rogers.)

The Piranha Brothers, the unwritten grammatical law, and the phenomenon of nerdview. UA Conference—Europe 2008, Edinburgh, 17 September 2008.

Prescriptive linguistics in America: The land of the free and The Elements of Style. Workshop on Normative Grammar at ISLE 1, the first conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, University of Freiburg, Germany, 8-11 October 2008. (Later published in English Today 102 [vol. 26, no. 2, June 2010], 34-44; 8-page typescript version available here.)

2009

The strange phenomenon of English linguistic prescriptivism: ineradicable false beliefs about intimately known subject matter. Invited plenary presentation at the LANGNET Conference 2009, University of Helsinki, Finland, 29-31 January 2009.

The truth about English grammar: rarely pure and never simple. Invited plenary presentation at the 2009 LTTC International Conference on English Language Teaching and Testing, at the Language Training & Testing Center (LTTC), Taipei, Taiwan, 6-7 March 2009.

Computational linguistics and general linguistics: the triumph of hope over experience. European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 30 March 2009.

Corpus use, linguistic intuitions, and the epistemology of syntax. Invited plenary address to ICAME 30: the 30th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English, University of Central Lancashire, May 27-30, 2009.

Language and thought: what should we tell the children? Joint presentation by Barbara C. Scholz and Geoffrey K. Pullum. 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh, September 2009.

2010

Teaching grammar and teaching language. Invited keynote address at MANAVI M.A.P. 2010 International Symposium on Language Education, Osaka Cube Conference Center, Osaka, Japan, February 2010.

Arguing for Linguistic Nativism: A Case Study and Cautionary Tale. (Presentation of joint work with Barbara C. Scholz.) Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, April 2010.

2011

Linguistics for computability theorists: Three tutorial lectures. Computability in Europe 2011, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2011.

2012

Exophoric VP ellipsis. Philip Miller and Geoffrey K. Pullum (presented by Pullum). Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Portland OR, January 2012.

2013

Structure, evidence, and the epistemology of syntax. Presented at the Workshop on Structure and Evidence in Syntax at Stanford University, California, April 2013.

The unfortunate divorce of English grammar from English literature. Invited plenary lecture at CELLS, the Conference on English Language and Literary Studies, University of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7 June 2013.

Discourse, usage, and the English passive constructions. Invited plenary lecture at IWoDA ’13, the 2013 International Workshop on Discourse Analysis, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 21 June 2013.

Formalizing syntactic theories as a strategy for investigating cognition. Invited presentation at a conference on "The Cognitive Revolution 60 Years On", the British Academy, London, 26 September 2013.

Opacity: The last thing we need. Invited presentation at the Workshop on Opacity in Grammar, held in conjunction with the 28th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop at the University of Leipzig, Germany, 3 October 2013.

The linguistics and philosophy of expletives, epithets, slurs, and denigrations. Presented at the Workshop on Pejoratives, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 9 December 2013.

2014

'Standard English' and the ideology of prescriptivism. Invited presentation at the conference on Language and Ideology, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria, 11 April 2014.

The usage game: Catering to perverts. Invited presentation at the workshop on Usage and Usage Guides, University of Cambridge, 27 June 2014.

2015

What to be realist about in linguistic science. Presentation at the Workshop on Foundations of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Germany, June 25-28, 2015.

Editing English: what are the rules? Joint meeting of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Society of Indexers (SI), University of York, England, September 6, 2015.

English literature and English grammar. 39th conference of AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos), the Spanish Association of English Studies, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, November 11-13, 2015.

English: The Language that Ate the World. Keynote talk at a special 25th-anniversary jubilee conference of SENSE, the Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors in the Netherlands, Utrecht, Holland, November 14, 2015.

2016

Prescriptivism and the Discourse-Sensitive Syntax of English. 7th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English, Brno, Czechia, September 12, 2016.

2017

Generative Grammar and Other Very Strange Ideas. ULAB2017: The 2017 Conference of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, University of Cambridge, April 9, 2017.

Freedom and tyranny in English grammar: what the sophisticated copy editor should know. Conference of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Edinburgh, May 5, 2017.

Words Are Things: Lexicography and Philosophy. Arché Slurring and Swearing Conference, Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews, June 2, 2017.

If Doctors Knew Medical Science like Writing Critics Know Grammar, You'd Be Dead. English Grammar Day, British Library, London, July 3, 2017.

The syntactic theory we all really want: some desiderata. 2017 Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference, Konstanz, Germany, July 26, 2017.

Grammar myths: self defence for copy editors in a world of bad grammar advice. 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), Wyboston Lakes conference centre, Bedfordshire, September 17, 2017.

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