Control in Free Adjuncts —
Jim Donaldson's PhD dissertation on the 'dangling modifier' construction,
completed 2020, approved and officially dated 2021.
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.
Consigning phenomena to performance:
A response to Neeleman.
Mind and Language 28(4): 532-537, 2013.
What to be realist about in linguistic science.
Unpublished paper presented at a workshop entitled ‘Foundation of
Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects’ at the Technische
Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany,
June 25-28, 2015.
Exophoric VP Ellipsis
(Philip Miller and Geoffrey K. Pullum, 2013),
bibliographical details here.
(Pre-copy-editing single-spaced 22-page typescript, A4 paper size.)
‘On the mathematics of
of Logic, Language and Information (2011).
‘Aural pattern recognition experiments
and the subregular hierarchy’ (James Rogers & Geoffrey K.
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).
‘The truth about English grammar:
rarely pure and never simple’ (2010).
‘Recursion and the infinitude
claim’ (Geoffrey K. Pullum & Barbara C. Scholz, 2010).
‘Computational linguistics and generative linguistics: The triumph of hope over experience’:
Presented at EACL 2009.
‘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.
‘Lexical categorization in
English dictionaries and traditional grammars’ ZAA, 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Some mathematical background’ (Unpublished tutorial paper on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.)
Curriculum vitae (19 pp; PDF format, A4 paper-size).