Geoffrey K. Pullum

LSA 110: English grammar

Geoffrey K. Pullum earned his B.A. in Language at the University of York and his Ph.D. in General Linguistics at the University of London. He worked at University College London, and then moved to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he spent the majority of his career as Professor of Linguistics. He was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1990-91 and a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2005-06, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. His publications range widely, and include contributions to the popular linguistics blog Language Log. He is perhaps best known for The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Cambridge University Press, 2002) co-authored with Rodney Huddleston, which won the LSA's Leonard Bloomfield Book Award in 2004. In 2007 he moved from Santa Cruz to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he is now Professor of General Linguistics and Head of Linguistics and English Language in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

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