(1945) A British-American linguist who is the professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He is a co-author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, a comprehensive descriptive grammar of English.
He is also a regular contributor to Language Log, a collaborative linguistics weblog that is the sworn enemy of prescriptivism. Click here to check it out.
1. For a good example of his assault on prescriptivist language mavens, click here to read Pullum's 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice, a take-no-prisoners assault on Strunk and White.
2. Click here to listen to him discuss the above essay on the US's National Public Radio.
3. For other examples of his writing, click here to go to his University of Edinburgh home page.