Geoffrey J. Huck

Writing Department

Assistant Professor

Office: Ross Building, S355
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33985
Emailghuck@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/ghuck

Geoffrey Huck is author of What is Good Writing? (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author of Ideology and Linguistic Theory (Routledge, 1995), and co-editor of Discontinuous Constituency (Academic Press, 1986). He has published widely in the field of theoretical linguistics, with articles in the journals Language; Linguistics and Philosophy; Historiographia Linguistica; Studies in Language; Communications; and Contemporary Linguistics; and chapters in several books, including Polymorphous Linguistics (MIT Press, 2005); The Joy of Grammar (Benjamins, 1992); and Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures (Reidel, 1988). His comic novel, Speechless: A Life of the Mind University Mystery, written under the pseudonym Morty Guggenmoose, was published by Leaping Lion Books in 2011. He also has considerable experience in publishing, most recently as an executive editor (acquiring in the fields of classics, economics, and linguistics) at the University of Chicago Press. He is interested in the creative use of language in all its forms.

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Area of Specialization

Linguistics

Degrees

Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Chicago
M.A. (Linguistics), University of Colorado
A.B. (English), Dartmouth College

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

Linguistics , English , Writing, Classics

All Publications

Books

“Notification,” in Green Hills Literary Lantern XX (2009) http://ghll.truman.edu/ghll20/GHLL%202009%20fiction/Huck%20Notification.html

Ideology and Linguistic Theory: Noam Chomsky and the Deep Structure Debates, by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith (1995, London, Routledge; paperback edition issued 1996)

Syntax and Semantics, vol. 20: Discontinuous Constituency, edited by Geoffrey J. Huck and Almerindo E. Ojeda (1987, Orlando, Academic Press; paperback edition issued 1990)

Discontinuity and Word Order in Categorial Grammar (1985, Ph.D, dissertation, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Linguistics Club)

Book Chapters

“Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” in S. Mufwene, E. Francis, and R. Wheeler, eds., Polymorphous Linguistics (2005, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, pp. 183-201); this is a revised version of Huck 1996

“On Extracting from Asymmetrical Structures,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, in D. Brentari, G. Larson, and L. MacLeod, eds., The Joy of Grammar: A Festschrift for James McCawley (1992, Amsterdam, Benjamins, pp. 251-274)

“Phrasal Verbs and the Categories of Postponement,” in R. Oehrle, E. Bach, and D. Wheeler, eds., Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures (1988, Dordrecht, Reidel, pp. 249-263)

“Introduction,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Almerindo E. Ojeda, in Geoffrey J. Huck and Almerindo E. Ojeda, eds., Syntax and Semantics, vol. 20: Discontinuous Constituency (1987, Orlando, Academic Press, pp. 1-10)

Journal Articles

“On Comparing Linguistic Theories,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith, Historiographia Linguistica 25:3 (1998, pp. 345-372)

Gaps in the Paradigm,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith, in John A. Goldsmith, Salikoko S. Mufwene, Barbara Need, and David Testen, eds., Contemporary Linguistics, vol. 1 (1994, Chicago, University of Chicago Department of Linguistics, pp. 1-53)

“On the Status of Certain Island Violations in Korean,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, Linguistics and Philosophy 16 (1993, pp. 181-229)

“Information and Contrast,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Younghee Na, Studies in Language 16:2 (1992, pp. 325-334)

“Distribution et médiation dans la théorie linguistique,” par John Goldsmith* et Geoffrey Huck, Communications 53 (1991, pp. 51-67)

”Extraposition and Focus,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Younghee Na, Language 66:1 (1990, pp. 51-77)

“On Extracting from Asymmetrical Structures,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, in Peter Avery, ed., Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 10 (1989, Toronto, University of Toronto Linguistics Graduate Course Union)

“Extraposition and Discontinuity,” in R. Chametzky et al., eds., University of Chicago Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 3 (1987, pp. 137-143)

Conference Papers

"Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” in Lise M. Dobrin, Kora Singer, and Lisa McNair, eds., Papers from the Main Session of the 32nd Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (1996, Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 125-139)

“Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” The Thirty-Second Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, April 12, 1996

“Island Violations in Korean,” Conference on the Psycholinguistics of Island Constraints, University of Ottawa, 1989

“Extraposition and Focus” (with Younghee Na), The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Windsor, 1988

“Exclusivity and Discontinuity in Phrase Structure Grammar,” in Jeffrey Goldberg, Susannah MacKaye, and Michael T. Wescoat, eds., Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, vol. 4 (1985, Stanford, Stanford Linguistics Association, pp. 92-98)

“Issues in Extraposition and Focus” (with Younghee Na), The Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, December 29, 1985

“Phrasal Verbs and the Categories of Postponement,” Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures, University of Arizona, June 1, 1985

“Exclusivity and Discontinuity in Phrase Structure Grammar,” The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, UCLA, March 30, 1985

“Correspondence, Compositionality, and Discontinuity,” in Joseph Drogo, Veena Mishra, and David Testen, eds., Papers from the Twentieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (1984, Chicago, Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 203-217)

“Correspondence, Compositionality, and Discontinuity,” The Twentieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, April, 27,1984

Book Reviews

Review of Focus in Generative Grammar, by Michael S. Rochemont, Language 64:3 (1988, pp. 623-627)

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/WRIT1400 6.0  Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing SEMR  
Fall 2017 AP/WRIT3004 3.0  Books and Bookmaking in the 21st Century SEMR  


Geoffrey Huck is author of What is Good Writing? (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author of Ideology and Linguistic Theory (Routledge, 1995), and co-editor of Discontinuous Constituency (Academic Press, 1986). He has published widely in the field of theoretical linguistics, with articles in the journals Language; Linguistics and Philosophy; Historiographia Linguistica; Studies in Language; Communications; and Contemporary Linguistics; and chapters in several books, including Polymorphous Linguistics (MIT Press, 2005); The Joy of Grammar (Benjamins, 1992); and Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures (Reidel, 1988). His comic novel, Speechless: A Life of the Mind University Mystery, written under the pseudonym Morty Guggenmoose, was published by Leaping Lion Books in 2011. He also has considerable experience in publishing, most recently as an executive editor (acquiring in the fields of classics, economics, and linguistics) at the University of Chicago Press. He is interested in the creative use of language in all its forms.

Area of Specialization

Linguistics

Degrees

Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Chicago
M.A. (Linguistics), University of Colorado
A.B. (English), Dartmouth College

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests:

Linguistics , English , Writing, Classics

All Publications

Books

“Notification,” in Green Hills Literary Lantern XX (2009) http://ghll.truman.edu/ghll20/GHLL%202009%20fiction/Huck%20Notification.html

Ideology and Linguistic Theory: Noam Chomsky and the Deep Structure Debates, by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith (1995, London, Routledge; paperback edition issued 1996)

Syntax and Semantics, vol. 20: Discontinuous Constituency, edited by Geoffrey J. Huck and Almerindo E. Ojeda (1987, Orlando, Academic Press; paperback edition issued 1990)

Discontinuity and Word Order in Categorial Grammar (1985, Ph.D, dissertation, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Linguistics Club)

Book Chapters

“Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” in S. Mufwene, E. Francis, and R. Wheeler, eds., Polymorphous Linguistics (2005, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, pp. 183-201); this is a revised version of Huck 1996

“On Extracting from Asymmetrical Structures,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, in D. Brentari, G. Larson, and L. MacLeod, eds., The Joy of Grammar: A Festschrift for James McCawley (1992, Amsterdam, Benjamins, pp. 251-274)

“Phrasal Verbs and the Categories of Postponement,” in R. Oehrle, E. Bach, and D. Wheeler, eds., Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures (1988, Dordrecht, Reidel, pp. 249-263)

“Introduction,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Almerindo E. Ojeda, in Geoffrey J. Huck and Almerindo E. Ojeda, eds., Syntax and Semantics, vol. 20: Discontinuous Constituency (1987, Orlando, Academic Press, pp. 1-10)

Journal Articles

“On Comparing Linguistic Theories,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith, Historiographia Linguistica 25:3 (1998, pp. 345-372)

Gaps in the Paradigm,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and John A. Goldsmith, in John A. Goldsmith, Salikoko S. Mufwene, Barbara Need, and David Testen, eds., Contemporary Linguistics, vol. 1 (1994, Chicago, University of Chicago Department of Linguistics, pp. 1-53)

“On the Status of Certain Island Violations in Korean,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, Linguistics and Philosophy 16 (1993, pp. 181-229)

“Information and Contrast,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Younghee Na, Studies in Language 16:2 (1992, pp. 325-334)

“Distribution et médiation dans la théorie linguistique,” par John Goldsmith* et Geoffrey Huck, Communications 53 (1991, pp. 51-67)

”Extraposition and Focus,” by Geoffrey J. Huck* and Younghee Na, Language 66:1 (1990, pp. 51-77)

“On Extracting from Asymmetrical Structures,” by Younghee Na* and Geoffrey J. Huck, in Peter Avery, ed., Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 10 (1989, Toronto, University of Toronto Linguistics Graduate Course Union)

“Extraposition and Discontinuity,” in R. Chametzky et al., eds., University of Chicago Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 3 (1987, pp. 137-143)

Conference Papers

"Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” in Lise M. Dobrin, Kora Singer, and Lisa McNair, eds., Papers from the Main Session of the 32nd Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (1996, Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 125-139)

“Gerundive Modifiers in English and Korean,” The Thirty-Second Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, April 12, 1996

“Island Violations in Korean,” Conference on the Psycholinguistics of Island Constraints, University of Ottawa, 1989

“Extraposition and Focus” (with Younghee Na), The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Windsor, 1988

“Exclusivity and Discontinuity in Phrase Structure Grammar,” in Jeffrey Goldberg, Susannah MacKaye, and Michael T. Wescoat, eds., Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, vol. 4 (1985, Stanford, Stanford Linguistics Association, pp. 92-98)

“Issues in Extraposition and Focus” (with Younghee Na), The Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, December 29, 1985

“Phrasal Verbs and the Categories of Postponement,” Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures, University of Arizona, June 1, 1985

“Exclusivity and Discontinuity in Phrase Structure Grammar,” The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, UCLA, March 30, 1985

“Correspondence, Compositionality, and Discontinuity,” in Joseph Drogo, Veena Mishra, and David Testen, eds., Papers from the Twentieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (1984, Chicago, Chicago Linguistic Society, pp. 203-217)

“Correspondence, Compositionality, and Discontinuity,” The Twentieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, April, 27,1984

Book Reviews

Review of Focus in Generative Grammar, by Michael S. Rochemont, Language 64:3 (1988, pp. 623-627)


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/WRIT1400 6.0  Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing SEMR  
Fall 2017 AP/WRIT3004 3.0  Books and Bookmaking in the 21st Century SEMR