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Professor Geoffrey K. Pullum (born in 1945 in Irvine, Scotland) is a linguist specialising in the study of English. (The surname Pullum is pronounced ['pʊləm].) 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Irvine is a coastal new town in Ayrshire, Scotland, administered by North Ayrshire council. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78... The following is a list of linguists, those who study linguistics. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics...

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Geoffrey Pullum had, by his own admission, a very mediocre academic career before university, ending in his leaving secondary school early at age 16. After working in several jobs and performing as part of the rock band Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, he enrolled in the University of York in 1968, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours. In 1976 he completed a PhD in linguistics at the University of London. Geno Washington is a British R&B musician who has released five albums with The Ram Jam Band between 1966 and 1969, and eight others on his own beginning in 1976. ... This article is about the British university. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. ... The University of London is a federation of colleges and institutes which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ...


Pullum left Britain in 1980, taking visiting positions at the University of Washington and Stanford University. He has worked at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1981. In 1987 he became a citizen of the USA. As of 2004, he is Professor of Linguistics and Distinguished Professor of Humanities. He teaches classes on English grammar (based on his 2002 work The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language and A Student's Introduction to English Grammar), Unix, and some graduate courses in addition to his research. Though somewhat unassuming in appearance, Pullum is known to have quite the sense of humour, occasionally cracking jokes in class and heckling a few of his students (but in good fun). 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Stanford redirects here. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz, also known as UCSC or UC Santa Cruz, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... English grammar is the study of rules governing the use of the English language. ... Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ...


Pullum is also a frequent contributor to the blog Language Log upon which he can often be found arguing for linguistic descriptivism. Language Log is a popular collaborative language blog maintained by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Descriptive linguistics. ...


Selected publications

  • Liberman, Mark and Pullum, Geoffrey K. (2006). Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from the Language Log, William, James & Company. ISBN 1-59028-055-5
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. and Pullum, Geoffrey K. (2005). A Student's Introduction to English Grammar, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-61288-8
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. and Pullum, Geoffrey K. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-43146-8
  • Pullum, Geoffrey K. and Ladusaw, William A. (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide, University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-68535-7
  • Pullum, Geoffrey K. (1991). The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language, University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-68534-9. (See also Eskimo words for snow)
  • Gazdar, Gerald; Klein, Ewan; Pullum, Geoffrey K.; and Sag, Ivan A. (1985). Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar. Basil Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 0-631-13206-6

Mark Liberman is a linguist. ... Professor Rodney Huddleston is a linguist and grammarian specializing in the study and description of English. ... Professor Rodney Huddleston is a linguist and grammarian specializing in the study and description of English. ... It is a popular myth that the Eskimo have an unusually high number of words for snow. ... Gerald Gazdar is a linguist and computer scientist. ... Ivan Sag is a professor of linguistics at Stanford University. ...

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Professor Geoffrey K. Pullum (born in 1945 in Irvine, Scotland) is a linguist specialising in the study of English.
Geoffrey Pullum had, by his own admission, a very mediocre academic career before university, ending in his leaving secondary school early at age 16.
Pullum is also a frequent contributor to the blog Language Log.
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Professor Geoffrey K. Pullum (born in 1945 in Irvine, Scotland) is a linguist specialising in the study of English.
Geoffrey Pullum had, by his own admission, a very mediocre academic career before university, ending in his leaving secondary school early at age 16.
Pullum is also a frequent contributor to the blog Language Log upon which he can often be found arguing for linguistic descriptivism.
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