I chose to hire a recent MA in Linguistics (BA, too) graduate from the
highly regarded University of Chicago as a substitute ESL teacher. On his
first day of work, he came up with "corpi." A few weeks later he left
without giving notice, and I can't say I was displeased.
Philip Franklin, Director,
Social Sciences Institute English Preparatory Program
Istanbul Bilgi University
Inonu Cd. No. 28 (Y 436)
Kustepe - Sisli
Istanbul 80310 TURKEY
tel: 90-212-216-2222 x 466
Steven Krauwer wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > 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
> Steven Krauwer, ELSNET / UiL OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Nederland
> phone: +31 30 2536050, fax: +31 30 2536000, email: email@example.com
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