Geoff Pullum

Geoff Pullum is professor of general linguistics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is co-author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language.

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Aug. 11 2014 11:50 AMHow Reasonable Is the Ape Language in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Not Very.
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Feb. 19 2014 10:37 AMThis Pronoun Will Make You Irresistible to Women
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Dec. 4 2013 3:03 PMOlympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out in Favor of Singular They
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Sept. 9 2013 10:43 AMThe Economist Should Lighten Up and Split Some Infinitives
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March 11 2014 11:31 AMThe Ridiculous Phrases That Universities Have Trademarked
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Jan. 16 2014 12:30 PMWhy Do Dictionaries Insist That Because Is a Conjunction? It Is Not.
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Sept. 29 2013 4:05 PMCNN: Not Anybody Who Doesn't Think It Won't. Huh?

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