Leech, Geoffrey Neil

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LEECH, Geoffrey Neil

LEECH, Geoffrey Neil. British, b. 1936. Genres: Language/Linguistics. Career: University College, London, lecturer, 1965-69; University of Lancaster, reader in English, 1969-74, professor of linguistics, 1974-. Publications: English in Advertising, 1966; A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry, 1969; Towards a Semantic Description of English, 1969; Meaning and the English Verb, 1971; (with others) A Grammar of Contemporary English, 1972; Semantics, 1974; (with J. Svartvik) A Communicative Grammar of English, 1975; Explorations in Semantics and Pragmatics, 1980; (with M.H. Short) Style in Fiction, 1981; (with M. Deuchar and R. Hoogenraad) English Grammar for Today, 1982; Principles of Pragmatics, 1983; (with R. Quirk, S. Greenbaum and J. Svartvik) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, 1985; An A-Z of English Grammar and Usage, 1989; Introducing English Grammar, 1992; (with others) Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, 1999; (with D. Biber and S. Conrad) Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, and Workbook, 2002. EDITOR: (with S. Greenbaum and J. Svartvik) Studies in English Linguistics, 1980; (with C.N. Candlin) Computers in English Language Teaching and Research, 1986; (co) The Computational Analysis of English, 1987; (with E. Black and R. Garside) Statistically-Driven Computer Grammars of English, 1993; (with G. Myers and J. Thomas) Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-up and Application, 1995; (with R. Garside and A. McEnery) Corpus Annotation, 1997. Address: University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YT, England.