On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Trevor Jenkins < trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com> wrote:
> On 17 Dec 2012, at 03:24, Adam Kilgarriff <adam at lexmasterclass.com> wrote:
> > > more proper nouns in news paper text than in fiction
> > certainly true. In general, the more formal/informational a text is,
> the more nominal, with more nouns, adjs/determiners; the more
> informal/interactional, the more verbs and pronouns. Fiction and newspaper
> are noteworthy for past tenses and 3rd-person pronouns.
> Interesting but does that hold for all other languages? For example,
> signed languages and specifically British Sign Language. There are several
> signed language corpora now do those support this assertion? And what about
> those written languages, like BSL, that do not have a tense system but use
> time markers instead?
> Regards, Trevor.
> <>< Re: deemed!
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