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    Default Functional grammar v corpus linguistic

    Hi all

    I'm trying to pull together a list of the pros and cons of funtional grammar (field/tenor/mode) and also of corpus lingisitics.

    Can anybody help with any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Functional grammar v corpus linguistic

    Try to precise the purposes or your search. A corpus ? What kind of corpus and to what aims?
    Have you an (a priori )opinion on the limits of functional grammar?
    I would then strive to give you some hints.

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    Default Re: Functional grammar v corpus linguistic

    Quote Originally Posted by CHOMAT View Post
    Try to precise the purposes of your search. A corpus ? What kind of corpus and to what aims?
    Have you an (a priori )opinion on the limits of functional grammar?
    I would then strive to give you some hints.
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    Default Re: Functional grammar v corpus linguistic

    Hi Chomat

    I'm looking in general terms to compare the two types of linguistic investigation. I don't have a specific corpus in mind. Just trying to understand better the benefits and weaknesses of each and also how they complement each other.

    I'd very much appreciate your thoughts.

    Evie66

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    Can you give me your definition of functional grammar ? We must start on 'equal' terms. We should not be bothered by terminology. I could give you then my opinion.
    Do the terms synchrony and diachrony ring a bell ?

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    Hi Chomat

    Thank you for your response. I'm pleased to say that I've managed to get a response from a colleague but really appreciate the time you've taken on this.

    Regards
    Evie66

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    Default Re: Functional grammar v corpus linguistic

    Henry Widdowson has argued that corpus linguistics has no pedagogical basis in its pure form; simply looking at results does not provide the data for teaching and a selection still has to be made, so that examples that are more pedagogically useful are chosen.

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