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Publications: Grammar

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.

Review of Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Development ed. by Leonid Kulikov & Nikolaos Lavidas, Linguist List 27.675, 2016.

Review of Measuring Grammatical Complexity ed. by Frederick Newmeyer & Laurel Preston, Linguist List 26.2028, 2015.

Review of Explaining Syntax by P.W. Culicover, Linguist List 25.4836, 2014.

(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.

Review of The Handbook of Morphology, ed. by Spencer & Zwicky, Times Higher Education Supplement, 5.3.1999, p. 20.

Review of Case by B. Blake, Natural Language Engineering 2.189–90, 1996.

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

Review of The Nature of Syntactic Representation, ed. by Pauline Jacobson & G.K. Pullum, Lingua 64.371–7, 1984.

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

Review of Arc Pair Grammar, ed. by D.E. Johnson & P.M. Postal, Journal of Literary Semantics 9.120–3, 1982.

“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 of Applicational Grammar ... by S.K. Shaumyan, Journal of Linguistics 14.334–8, 1978.

Review of Acceptability in Language, ed. by S. Greenbaum, Journal of Linguistics 15.126–32, 1979.

Review of The Transformational–Generative Paradigm and Modern Linguistic Theory, ed. by E.F.K. Koerner, Language 52.961–6, 1976.

Review of Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar by Noam Chomsky, Journal of Literary Semantics 4.103–9, 1976.

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.

Review of The Grammar of Case by J.M. Anderson, Journal of Literary Semantics 1.116–18, 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.

Review of The Study of Syntax by D.T. Langendoen, Journal of Linguistics 6.267–77, 1970.

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



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