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Name: Geoffrey  Sampson
Institution: University of South Africa
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Many articles and books, including:

Schools of Linguistics (1980)
Writing Systems (1985)
Liberty and Language (1979)
An End to Allegiance (1984)
English for the Computer (1995)
Empirical Linguistics (2001)
Corpus Linguistics (ed. with Diana McCarthy, 2004)
The 'Language Instict' Debate (2005)
Love Songs of Early China (2006)
Electronic Business (2008)
Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable (ed. with Gil and Trudgill, 2009)
Law for Computing Students (2009)
Grammar without Grammaticality (with Anna Babarczy, 2013)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Educating Eve: The Language Instinct Debate
 Empirical Linguistics
 Corpus Linguistics
 The 'Language Instinct' Debate
 Corpus Linguistics
 Corpus Linguistics
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 Grammar Without Grammaticality
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Educating Eve: The Language Instinct Debate
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 The 'Language Instinct' Debate
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 Corpus Linguistics
 Corpus Linguistics
Courses Taught: Now retired from teaching. Over my career I taught many areas of linguistics and of computer science.
Reviewer of: Lang Planning/Socioling/ Johnson (2005) (LL Issue 16.1737)
Academic Paper Abstract: Definitional, Personal, and Mechanical Constraints on Part of Speech Annotation Performance
Definitional and human constraints on structural annotation of English

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