Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Georgia M. Green

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Center for Global Studies

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    University of Illinois
    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801
    USA
  • Telephone: (217) 344-0365
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Research Interests

pragmatics



discourse, discourse particles, language use, language in judicial contexts



phrase-structure grammar



Education

  • A.B., University of Chicago
  • A.M. University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Publications

Books

  • Green, Georgia M., and Jerry L. Morgan. Practical guide for Syntactic Analysis. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2001.
  • Green, Georgia M. Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 1996.
  • Green, Georgia M. Semantics and Syntactic Regularity. Cambridge University Press, 1973.

Books Edited

  • Levine, Robert D., and Georgia M. Green. Studies in contemporary phrase structure grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Davison, Alice, and Georgia M. Green. Linguistic Complexity and Text Comprehension: Readability Issues Reconsidered. Routledge, 1988.

Journal Articles

  • Green, Georgia M. "Some wherefores of English inversions." Language 56.3 (1980): 582-601.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Main clause phenomena in subordinate clauses." Language 52.2 (1976): 382-397.

Book Contributions

  • Green, Georgia M. "Elementary principles of HPSG." Non-transformational Syntax: a guide to current models. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 9-53.
  • "Modelling grammar growth: universal grammar without innate principles or parameters." Non-transformational Syntax: a guide to current models. Ed. Kersti Borjars and Robert Borsley. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 378-403.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Discourse particles and the symbiosis of natural language processing and basic research." Drawing the boundaries of meaning: Neo-Gricean studies in pragmatics and semantics in honor of Laurence R. Horn. Ed. Betty Birner and Gregory Ward. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2006. 117-136.
  • Morgan, Jerry L., and Georgia M. Green. "Why verb agreement is not the poster child for any formal principle." Polymorphous linguistics: Jim McCawley's legacy. Ed. Salikoko S. Mufwene, Elaine J. Francis, and Rebecca S. Wheeler. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005. 455-478.
  • "The nature of pragmatic information." Grammatical interfaces in HPSG. Ed. R. Cann, C. Grover, and P Miller. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2000. 113-138.
  • Levine, Robert D., and Georgia M. Green. "Introduction." Introduction. Studies in contemporary phrase structure grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Ambiguity resolution and discourse interpretation." Ambiguity and Underspecification. Ed. Kees van Deemter and Stanley Peters. CSLI Publications, 1996. 1-26.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Colloquial and literary uses of inversions." Spoken and Written Language: Exploring Orality and Literacy. Ed. Deborah Tannen. Ablex, 1982. 119-153.
  • Green, Georgia M., and Jerry L. Morgan. "Pragmatics, grammar and discourse." Radical Pragmatics. Ed. Peter Cole. Academic Press, 1981. 167-181.
  • Green, Georgia M. "How to get people to do things with words: The whimperative question." Syntax and Semantics 3: Speech Acts. Ed. Jerry L. Morgan and Peter Cole. Academic Press, 1975. 107–141.
  • Green, Georgia M. "On too and either, and not ust too and either, either." Papers from the Fourth Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago Linguistic Society, 1973. 22-39.
  • Green, Georgia M. "A syntactic syncretism in English and French." Issues in Linguistics: Papers in Honor of Henry and Reneé Kahane. Ed. Braj B. Kachru. University of Illinois Press, 1973. 257–278.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Some observations on the syntax and semantics of instrumental verbs." Papers from the Eighth Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago Linguistic Society, 1972. 83-97.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Green, Georgia M. "Meaning in language use." Semantics: An International handbook of natural language meaning. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2011.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Syntax-pragmatics interface." Pragmatics encyclopedia. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Discourse particles." Pragmatics encyclopedia. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009.
  • Green, Georgia M. "Pragmatics and syntax." Handbook of pragmatics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Reviews

  • Cunningham, Clark D., Judith N. Levi, Georgia M. Green, and Jeffrey P. Kaplan. "Plain meaning and hard cases." Rev. of The Language of Judges, by Lawrence M Solan. Yale Law Review 103.6 (1994): 1561-1625.