Geoff Pullum: Calendar of Upcoming Talks

3 October 2013 Invited presentation at Workshop on Opacity in Grammar, Leipzig, Germany. Title: ‘Opacity: The Last Thing We Need.’
9 December 2013 Paper at Workshop on Pejoratives, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Title: ‘The Linguistics and Philosophy of Expletives, Epithets, Slurs, and Denigrations.’
19 March 2014 Lecture to the University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Society. Title: ‘Formal Linguistics as a Window on Cognition.’
11 April 2014 Invited presentation at a conference on Ideology in Grammar at Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg (Fachbereich Slawistik, Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria). Title: ‘Standard English’ and the ideology of prescriptivism. [Abstract here.]
21 April 2014 Colloquium talk at the University of California, Berkeley. Title: The Lexicography of Insult and the Philosophy of Slurs. [Abstract here.]
24 April 2014 Colloquium talk at Stanford University. Title: The stimulus poverty story: misconduct or incompetence? [Abstract here.]
26-27 June 2014 Invited presentation at a symposium on usage guides and usage problems at Cambridge University. Title: The Usage Game: Catering to Perverts. [Abstract here.]
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Vienna Linguistic Society, University of Vienna. Title: The Right Way to Describe Syntactic Structure.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Department of English, University of Vienna. Title: English Grammar as a Domain of Scientific Exploration.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Lecture at the Department of English, University of Delaware. Title: Heedless of Grammar: How English grammatical education collapsed in the 20th century, and what might be done about it.
Monday, March 23, 2015 Colloquium at Princeton University. Title: Linguistic Science and English Grammar.
Friday, April 24, 2015 Invited talk at University of Kiel, Germany. Title: Passivophobia and Ignorance of Syntax.
June 25-28, 2015 Invited talk at a workshop entitled Foundations of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects’, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Germany. Title: What to be realist about in linguistic science.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 Special seminar at the first joint conference of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Society of Indexers (SI), Derwent College, University of York. Title: Editing English: what are the rules?
Thursday, October 15, 2015 Invited talk for the Politics and International Relations Society, University of Durham. Title: Linguistics and Politics: Interactions and Cautions.
November 11-13, 2015 Keynote addres at the 39th meeting of the Spanish Association of English Studies (AEDEAN: Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos), University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. Title: English Literature and English Grammar.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Keynote talk at a special 25th-anniversary jubilee conference of SENSE, the Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors in the Netherlands. Title: English: The Language that Ate the World.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Invited address at the Institute für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany. Title: Theory, Data, and the Epistemology of Syntax. CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS; SORRY.
Monday, May 2, 2016 University of Oxford General Linguistics Seminar. Title: The 20th-century obsession with condemning passive clauses as evil.
Friday, June 10, 2016 Symposium on Doing Public Linguistics, University of Sussex (Arts C233, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m.).
Title: Group Linguistic Science Blogs: the Language Log Experiment.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Lecturing at Kiel Week, University of Kiel, Germany.
Title: The Strange Phenomenon of Anglo-Saxon Linguistic Purism.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 IGRA Graduate Program, University of Leipzig, Germany.
Title: Formalizing syntactic theories model-theoretically: what it involves, and why it is a good idea .
September 12-13, 2016 Invited talk at the 7th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English 2016, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia.
Title: Prescriptivism and the Discourse-Sensitive Syntax of English.
November 18, 2016 Colloquium talk at the University of Arizona.
Title: Generating and Describing: On How Syntactic Theories Should Be Formalized.
April 5, 2017 Talk on the work of Emil Post in the research group on Histoire et Philosophie de l'informatique at the University of Lille, France.
Title: Emil Post, computably enumerable sets, and the description of human languages.
April 9, 2017 Invited talk on syntax at ULAB 2017, the 2017 conference of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, at the University of Cambridge
Title: Generative Grammar and Other Very Strange Ideas.
May 5, 2017 Giving a workshop session at a meeting sponsored by SfEP, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, in the Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh. Title: Freedom and tyranny in English grammar: what the sophisticated copy editor should know.
May 18, 2017 Lecture at the University of Kiel, Germany. Title: Usage advisors and avoidance of passives: the unqualified in full pursuit of the unidentified.
June 2–4, 2017 Speaking at the Arché Slurring and Swearing Conference at the Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews. Title: Words Are Things: Lexicography and Philosophy.
July 3, 2017 Invited speaker and panelist at English Grammar Day, British Library, London. Title: If Doctors Knew Medical Science like Writing Critics Know Grammar, You'd Be Dead.
July 25–27, 2017 Invited speaker at the 2017 Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference, Konstanz, Germany. Title: The syntactic theory we all really want: some desiderata.
September 17, 2017 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), Wyboston Lakes conference centre, Bedfordshire. Title: Grammar myths: self defence for copy editors in a world of bad grammar advice.

Upcoming talks (forward chronological order)