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Conceptualizing language

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0001
Conceptualizing language

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A theory of language in the mind – the goal of any linguistic theory – must begin with a study of language as encountered. The chapter emphasizes the dialectic relation between E-language (external language, or language as experienced) and I‐language (internal language, or language as represented in the mind), arguing that I‐language should be aligned as closely as possible with E‐language.

Keywords: I‐language; E‐language; Chomsky; corpus; BNC; Web as corpus; corpus representativeness

Chapter.  8878 words. 

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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