|Invited presentation at Workshop on Opacity in Grammar, Leipzig, Germany. Title: ‘Opacity: The Last Thing We Need.’|
|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.’|
|Lecture to the University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Society. Title: ‘Formal Linguistics as a Window on Cognition.’|
|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
||Colloquium talk at
the University of California, Berkeley.
Title: The Lexicography of Insult and the Philosophy of Slurs.
||Colloquium talk at Stanford University.
Title: The stimulus poverty story: misconduct or incompetence?
||Invited presentation at a
symposium on usage guides
and usage problems
at Cambridge University.
Title: The Usage Game: Catering to Perverts.
||Vienna Linguistic Society, University of Vienna.
Title: The Right Way to Describe Syntactic Structure.
||Department of English, University of Vienna.
Title: English Grammar as a Domain of Scientific Exploration.
||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.
||Colloquium at Princeton University.
Title: Linguistic Science and English Grammar.
||Invited talk at University of
Kiel, Germany. Title: Passivophobia and Ignorance of Syntax.
||Invited talk at a workshop entitled
of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects’, Technische
Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Germany.
Title: What to be realist about in linguistic science.
||Special seminar at the first joint conference of the
for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Society of Indexers (SI),
Derwent College, University of York.
Title: Editing English: what are the rules?
||Invited talk for the Politics and
International Relations Society, University of Durham.
Title: Linguistics and Politics: Interactions and Cautions.
||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.
||Keynote talk at a special
conference of SENSE, the Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors in
the Netherlands. Title: English: The Language that Ate the World.
||Invited address at the Institute für Deutsche
Sprache, Mannheim, Germany.
Title: Theory, Data, and the Epistemology of Syntax. CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS; SORRY.
||University of Oxford General Linguistics Seminar.
Title: The 20th-century obsession with condemning passive clauses as evil.
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.
|Lecturing at Kiel Week, University of Kiel, Germany.|
Title: The Strange Phenomenon of Anglo-Saxon Linguistic Purism.
|IGRA Graduate Program, University of Leipzig, Germany.|
Title: Formalizing syntactic theories model-theoretically: what it involves, and why it is a good idea .
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.
Colloquium talk at the University of Arizona.|
Title: Generating and Describing: On How Syntactic Theories Should Be Formalized.
Talk on the work of Emil Post in the research group on
Philosophie de l'informatique at the University of Lille, France.|
Title: Emil Post, computably enumerable sets, and the description of human languages.
Invited talk on syntax at
the 2017 conference of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association
of Britain, at the University of Cambridge|
Title: Generative Grammar and Other Very Strange Ideas.
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.||
Lecture at the University of Kiel, Germany.
Title: Usage advisors and avoidance of passives:
the unqualified in full pursuit of the unidentified.||
Speaking at the
Slurring and Swearing Conference at the Arché Research Centre,
University of St Andrews.
Title: Words Are Things: Lexicography and Philosophy.
Invited speaker and panelist at
Grammar Day, British Library, London.
Title: If Doctors Knew Medical Science like Writing Critics Know
Grammar, You'd Be Dead.
Invited speaker at the
Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference,
Title: The syntactic theory we all really want: some desiderata.
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)