Geoffrey K Pullum

Professor Emeritus


Born: Irvine, North Ayr, Scotland.  Secondary education: Eltham College. Undergraduate: University of York. Postgraduate: University of Cambridge; University College London. Previously at: University College London; University of Washington; Stanford University; University of California, Santa Cruz. Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1990-91. Co-author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, 2005-2006. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003); Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (2007); Fellow of the British Academy (2009).

Undergraduate teaching


I'm teaching only part-time at present. In the autumn of 2015 I'm working with Professor Alice Turk in the phonetics ear training part of LEL2B and giving the syntax lectures in LEL2A.

Office hours:

Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Thursday 3-4 p.m.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

general linguistic theory, English grammar, philosophy of linguistics, prescriptivism