Hugh Deller has asserted "that much of what corpus linguists tell us can actually be retrieved simply by examining our own intuitions about language, and he seemed to be saying that if something cannot be retrieved from intuition it is probably not worth teaching anyway.·
From: What Have the Corpus Linguists Done for Us? By Dave Willis.
Do you agree with Dellar?
For our members: here's a link to the article in full: Hugh's Corpora article 1