> A number of respondents have commented on alternative plurals,
> but actually my posting was in response to two or three postings
> just that day using "corpora" as the singular, as in "I am looking for
> a corpora of child language". This is something my students do all
> the time, and I was sorry to see it spread to this mailoing list,
> where I thought people would know better. Whatever you think the
> plural is, you surely agree that "corpus" is the singular (and
> "corpora" isn't).
The one I like most and that hasn't been mentioned yet is 'corpi':
AltaVista gave me 382 hits (on +corpi +text, English only, in order
to avoid Italian texts).
Just try to use it in a discussion and look what happens!
Steven Krauwer, ELSNET / UiL OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Nederland
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