[Corpora-List] Stubbs' analogy?

Sven.Hartrumpf at FernUni-Hagen.de Sven.Hartrumpf at FernUni-Hagen.de
Wed Dec 14 09:44:00 CET 2005


On 13 Dec 2005, Xiaotian Guo <garlickfred at gmail.com> wrote:


> I remember Michael Stubbs once used an analogy in stressing the importance of the advent of corpora to linguists and the analogy is the creation of

> telescope to astronauts. But I forgot the source. Could anybody direct me to the reference?


http://www.uni-trier.de/uni/fb2/anglistik/Projekte/stubbs/pitcordr.htm
(look for "telescope", section 3.6)

I don't know whether there are more adequate references.

Greetings
Sven






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