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corpus fetishism


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  • n. An insistence that the only valid source of illustrative examples of words or language constructs is from the corpus (existing body of literature) of the language


Probably coined by linguist Geoffrey Pullum. [2] (Wiktionary)


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  • Then would you insist as well that anthropologists' field-recordings should be relegated to the dung-heap and debitage of disallowed/disavowed data?

    February 15, 2013