[Corpora-List] Lexical changes in the Brown family of corpora and/or ARCHER

Zoltan Boka zoltan.boka
Thu Jan 3 14:52:20 CET 2013


This is an interesting paper on courtesy titles:

http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/aral/article/viewFile/1941/2324

Zoltan Boka, CUNY Graduate Center

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:04 AM, John F Sowa <sowa at bestweb.net> wrote:


> On 1/2/2013 11:09 PM, Hardie, Andrew wrote:
>
>> Baker, P. (2010) Will Ms ever be as frequent as Mr?
>>
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> The second letter of those titles can now be replaced with x,
> as in a variable or an unknown. See the following quotation:
>
> Born physically male, Bond is transgender and eschews gender-
>> specific honorifics and pronouns, preferring, respectively,
>> "Mx." (in place of "Mr." or "Ms.") and "V" ("vself" instead
>> of "himself" or "herself").
>>
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> Source:
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Justin_Vivian_Bond<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Vivian_Bond>
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> Language evolves with the culture and the technology
> available for changing the culture.
>
> To answer Baker's question, I suspect that titles will be dropped.
>
> I rarely see titles of any kind in emails, chat, and messages.
> Does anyone have statistics about changing frequencies?
>
> John Sowa
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