GEOFFREY K. PULLUM FBA MAE
Professor Emeritus of General Linguistics
|Complete publications list|
Posts on Lingua Franca
(formerly hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education)
|Language Log posts 2008–2018|
|Language Log posts 2003–2008|
and loathing of the English passive’
(HTML version; published version in Language and Communication, 2014)
land of the free and The Elements of Style
(HTML version; published version in English Today, 2010)
|Tom Chivers' Telegraph article about me|
|Curriculum vitae, bio files, lists of conference papers and visiting talks|
|Remarks on Chomsky's 2011 London lecture (Linguist List, October 2011)|
|Obituary for Ivan Sag (Linguist List, October 2013)|
Control in Free Adjuncts —
James Peter Donaldson's PhD dissertation on the so-called 'dangling modifier'
construction (completed 2020, approved and officially dated 2021).
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. (Uncorrected proofs.)
Consigning phenomena to performance: A response to Neeleman. Mind and Language 28(4): 532-537, 2013. (Uncorrected proofs.)
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 Unpublished paper presented at a workshop entitled ‘Foundation of Linguistics: Languages as Abstract Objects’ at the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina,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.
‘Aural pattern recognition experiments and the subregular hierarchy’ (James Rogers & Geoffrey K. Pullum, 2011). Journal 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. PDF version.
‘The distribution and category status of adjectives and adverbs’ (John Payne, Rodney Huddleston, & Geoffrey K. Pullum, 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.
‘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).
where to get
Information about the grammar textbook