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The Mental CorpusHow language is represented in the mind$
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John R. Taylor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290802

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.001.0001

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Conceptualizing language

Conceptualizing language

(p.1) 1 Conceptualizing language
The Mental Corpus

John R Taylor

Oxford University Press

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

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