Hi Victoria and others,
I've been doing some of my own work lately on clarifying the notion of
"register" in speech and how it manifests. I suggest you look at some
sociolinguistic literature; there is much discussion about dialect,
register, genre, style, etc. Specifically, a book called "Sociolinguistic
perspectives on register" edited by Biber, I believe, has been a good
resource for me. The papers in that volume discuss the boundaries for
these terms as well as how they linguistically manifest.
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, [iso-8859-1] Victoria López wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> I'm a Ph.D. student and I am studing sublanguages. I consider that weather reports is a clear example of sublanguage. In all the bibliography I have consulted, they have all the features to be considered a sublanguage.
> But some researchers told me that they would consider weather reports as being more a controlled language than a sublanguage because the writer is not free in his word choice and he has to follow a rigid style sheet.
> I'd really like to know your opinions about this. Sorry if this is a very obvious question, but it's important for my research.
> Thank you very much for your help.
> Victoria López
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