Rodney Huddleston

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Rodney D. Huddleston (born April 4, 1937) is a British linguist and grammarian specializing in the study and description of English.

Huddleston is the primary author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (ISBN 0-521-43146-8), which presents a comprehensive descriptive grammar of English.

After graduating from Cambridge in 1960 with a First Class Honors degree in Modern and Medieval Languages, Huddleston earned his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1963 under the supervision of Michael Halliday.[1] He held lectureships at the University of Edinburgh, University College London, and the University of Reading. He moved to The University of Queensland in 1969, where he remained for the rest of his career. He was the recipient of the first round of 'Excellence in Teaching' awards at the University of Queensland in 1988. In 1990 he was awarded a Personal Chair.[2] He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland, where he taught until 1997. In 1999, a festschrift volume was produced “by colleagues past and present, friends and admirers of Rodney Huddleston, in order to honour his consistently outstanding contribution to grammatical theory and description”: “The Clause in English: In Honour of Rodney Huddleston.”[3]

Born in Cheshire, England Huddleston and his wife Vivienne now reside on Sunshine Coast, near Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia.[4][5]


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  2. "The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language: About the Author". Google Books. Retrieved August 19, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Collins, Peter and David A. Lee (1999). The Clause in English: In Honour of Rodney Huddleston. John Benjamins Publishing.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "A Student's Introduction to English Grammar". Retrieved 2015-10-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series v. 141. 2006. pp. 219–221.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Partial bibliography

  • Huddleston, Rodney D. (1971). The Sentence in Written English: A Syntactic Study Based on an Analysis of Scientific Texts, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-08062-2.
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. (1976). An Introduction to English Transformational Syntax, Longman. ISBN 0-582-55062-9.
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. (1984). Introduction to the Grammar of English, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-22893-X.
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. (1988). English Grammar: An Outline, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-32311-8.
  • Huddleston, Rodney D., and Geoffrey K. Pullum (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-43146-8.

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