Would Oliver agree that 'filtered' in his definition of a
corpus is (near)synonymous with 'analysed'? Every process of
extracting specific material from a corpus and thereby separating it
out from its original context is ultimately the first step in an
analysis. By recognising certain instances / structures in the corpus
as potential examples of a particular phenomenon we are already in
the process of analysing the data.
We need - I agree here with Lou Burnard - a definition of corpora in
relation to the entities they are comprised of. (esp. also with
regard to multi-media corpora beginning to crop up).
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