Geoffrey Sampson


Publications: Grammar

For my book reviews in this area see separate page.

Two ideas of creativity”, in Martin Hinton, ed., Evidence, Experiment and Argument in Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, Peter Lang (Bern), 2016, pp. 15–26; a version reprinted as chapter 2 of The Linguistics Delusion, 2017.

(with Anna Babarczy): Grammar without Grammaticality, de Gruyter (Berlin), 2013.

(ed. with David Gil and Peter Trudgill): Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable, Oxford University Press, 2009.

Grammar without grammaticality”, target article and reply to responses, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory special issue (vol. 3, no. 1), 2007, pp. 1–32 and 111–29; a version reprinted in Grammar Without Grammaticality.

Does simple imply creole?”, in M. Suominen et al., eds., A Man of Measure: Festschrift in Honour of Fred Karlsson on his 60th Birthday, Linguistic Association of Finland, Turku, 2006, pp. 362–74; a version reprinted as chapter 10 of Grammar Without Grammaticality.

Regional variation in the English verb qualifier system”, English Language and Linguistics 6.17–30, 2002; a version reprinted as chapter 11 of Grammar Without Grammaticality.

“Grammatical depth: a rejoinder”, Computational Linguistics 25.454–5, 1999.

(with Anna Rahman): “Extending grammar annotation standards to spontaneous speech”, in J.M. Kirk, ed., Corpora Galore: Analyses and Techniques in Describing English, Rodopi (Amsterdam), 1999; a version reprinted as chapter 6 of Grammar Without Grammaticality.

Depth in English grammar”, Journal of Linguistics 33.131–51, 1997; a version reprinted as chapter 4 of Empirical Linguistics.

From central embedding to corpus linguistics”, in Jenny Thomas & M.H. Short, eds., Using Corpora for Language Research, Longman, 1996; a version reprinted as chapter 2 of Empirical Linguistics.

(with Robin Haigh) “Why are long sentences longer than short ones?”, in Merja Kytö et al., eds., Corpus Linguistics, Hard and Soft, Rodopi (Amsterdam), 1988; a version reprinted as “Many Englishes or one English?” chapter 3 of Empirical Linguistics

“Upward-branching phrase-markers: the state of the debate”, Working Papers no. 45, Institut d’Etudes Sémantiques et Cognitives, Geneva, 1981.

“A myth about centre-embedding” (with Anne De Roeck et al.), Lingua 58.327–40, 1982.

“What was transformational grammar?” (review article on The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory by Noam Chomsky), Lingua 48.355–78, 1979; a version reprinted as chapter 9 of Empirical Linguistics.

Review article on Introduction to Stratificational Linguistics by D.G. Lockwood, Lingua 34.235–51, 1974.

“The single mother condition”, Journal of Linguistics 11.1–11, 1975.

“A proposal for constraining deletion”, Lingua 29.23–9, 1972.

There1, there2”, Journal of Linguistics 8.111–17, 1972.

“Against base co-ordination”, Foundations of Language 12.117–25, 1974.

“Subordinate future deletion and hyperclauses”, Linguistic Inquiry 2.587–9, 1971.

Stratificational Grammar: a Definition and an Example, Mouton (the Hague), 1970.

Geoffrey Sampson

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