Quoting Victoria López <email@example.com>:
> 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.
sublanguages and controlled languages are not mutually exclusive
concepts. Controlled languages place special restrictions on
grammar, style and vocabulary for writers of documents in special
Typically, a controlled language is formally defined, so that
conformity to the controlled language standard can be verified.
For a brief presentation of different kinds of controlled languages,
Dr. Gregor Erbach http://purl.org/net/gregor/
Saarland University http://www.uni-sb.de/
Computational Linguistics Dept. http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/
Project COLLATE http://collate.dfki.de/
Tel. +49 (681) 302-5354 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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