Sidney Greenbaum

Sidney Greenbaum (31 December 1929 – 28 May 1996) was a British scholar of the English language and of linguistics. He was Quain Professor of English language and literature at the University College London from 1983 to 1990 and Director of the Survey of English Usage, 1983-96. With Randolph Quirk and others, he wrote A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (Longman 1985). He also wrote Oxford English Grammar (Oxford, 1996).

Greenbaum studied at Jews' College, London, and was a qualified minister of religion although he never held a paid ministerial position. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry on Greenbaum, "In 1990 Greenbaum resigned the Quain chair at University College following his conviction in London of a number of charges of sexual assault on young boys."[1]

Selected bibliographyEdit

All cited to
Gibney, Marie (December 1997), "Bibliography of the writings of Sidney Greenbaum", Journal of English Linguistics, 25 (4): 280–286, doi:10.1177/007542429702500403, S2CID 143748337
  • 1992 (associate editor). The Oxford Companion to the English Language, edited by T. McArthur. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 1996 Greenbaum, Sidney (1996). The Oxford English Grammar. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-861250-6.
  • 1996 Comparing English Worldwide: The International Corpus of English. Edition of commissioned papers. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • 1996 Afterword. In South Asian English: Structure, Use and Users, edited by Robert J. Baumgardner, Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
  • 1996 (with Gerald Nelson and Michael Weitzman). "Complement Clauses in English." In Using Corpora for Language Research: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Leech, edited by M. Short and J. A. Thomas, 6-91. London: Longman.
  • 1996 (with Gerald Nelson). Introduction. World Englishes 15:1-3.
  • 1996 (with Gerald Nelson). "The International Corpus of English (ICE) Project." World Englishes 15:5-17.
  • 1996 (with Ni Yibin). "About the ICE Tagset." Comparing English Worldwide: The International Corpus of English, edited by Sidney Greenbaum, 92-100. Oxford: Clarendon Press.


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