For a convenient taste of Clean Language alongside NLP, check out the NLP Conference in London. Organiser Jo Hogg is a big fan of Clean Language, and was a longstanding friend of David Grove, so she usually find space for some Clean Language in the NLP programme. For the 2009 event, both James Lawley and Wendy Sullivan are scheduled as ...

I wasn’t a close friend of his, but I was lucky enough to interview David Grove, creator of Clean Language, at the NLP Conference in November 2005 at the very beginning of my own journey with Clean. It was the first interview he’d given since 1996, and I was fresh from the world of ‘normal’ news journalism, so I really wasn’t ...

There’s definitely a relationship between Clean Language and NLP, but the precise nature of it is debatable. Is it a subset of NLP, or a separate field? In 2006, on the one occasion I interviewed David Grove, the creator of Clean Language, he told me that he had been quite heavily involved in NLP before devising Clean Language.  He said ...