By Gerhard Leitner
The way forward for English linguistics as envisaged by means of the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical reports which combine paintings in English linguistics into common and theoretical linguistics at the one hand, and comparative linguistics at the different. The TiEL sequence gains volumes that current attention-grabbing new facts and analyses, and especially clean ways that give a contribution to the final goal of the sequence, that is to extra awesome learn in English linguistics.
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Of course, in many areas of scientific and social scientific study, information is disseminated to an audience of non-experts on the assumption that the experts have done their best and are to be trusted — economic and financial statistics, weather reports, census data, exam results. In corpus linguistics the possibility and effects of experimental error are often overstated: indeed, good scientific estimation of the possibility and scale of experimental error is seldom carried out at all. As a simple check on the example given by Sinclair to support the claim for trustworthiness, I compared the occurrences of the phrasal verb break out in two separate samples of authentic modern English that I have been collecting at Oxford.
Between remote and recent past. The past perfect indicates remote, the simple past recent past; the use of the present 36 Gerhard Leitner perfect is not entirely clear. This kind of analysis has also been suggested by Y. Kachru in a different case (1985) and confirmed to me by numerous speakers of Bengali, Hindi, and other Indian languages. It suggests a semantic differentiation despite the identity of form. 5 I close with an example from a mother tongue variety of English. Political language in America, in particular amongst the Republicans, is heavily influenced by religious rhetorical devices, as could be seen during the 1988 conventions.
For instance, "written-printed-persuasion-press editorials" is related to "spoken-public-(spontaneous)-commentary" or to 'scripted-commentary'. A "spoken-public-broadcast discussion" on, for instance, the subject of linguistics could correspond to "written-printedinformational-learned (or popular)-humanities" on the same subject. Similarly "informational: press news reports" and scripted "news" belong together; they only differ in terms of mode and degrees of preparedness. For some categories no text types are mentioned at all.
New Directions in English Language Corpora: Methodology, Results, Software Developments by Gerhard Leitner