Dr Geoffrey Poole
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

  • Email: geoffrey.poole@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5824
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8708
  • Address: School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics
    Percy Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Roles and Responsibilities

Chair, Joint Undergraduate Board of Examiners

Member, School Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Committee

Faculty Appeal Adjudicator

Faculty Representative, University Student Disciplinary Panel

Faculty UG Representative, Taught Programmes Regulations Working Group


AB 1990; AM 1991; PhD 1996 (Harvard)

Research Interests

Syntactic theory, especially the syntax - information structure interface; medieval Spanish syntax; the philosophy of linguistics.

Undergraduate Teaching

SEL2211: Contexts (with Dr Joel Wallenberg)

SEL3349: The History of Linguistic Ideas  


Postgraduate Teaching

SEL8026: Generative Syntax