Geoffrey Keith Pullum
University of Edinburgh
Language and literary scholar; Educator
Humanities and Arts
Literature and Language Studies
Professor of General Linguistics, and co-author of an encyclopedic description of English grammatical structure, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Research interests include English grammar, syntactic theory, mathematical linguistics, computational linguistics, and the history and philosophy of linguistics. Advocate for the documentation of endangered languages; observer and critic of the academic scene in linguistics. Writes about language for a general audience, weekly in the Lingua Franca group blog (http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/) and occasionally on Language Log (http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/).