[Lingtyp] orthography in formatted examples

Greville Corbett g.corbett at surrey.ac.uk
Sat Apr 4 07:41:54 UTC 2020

Dear Christian, Dear Colleagues,

Many thanks, Christian. It’s very helpful to have these ideas brought together in a logical scheme.

For the enhancements you ask for, there are initial thoughts on inflectional morphology at:

Very best

Greville Corbett
Surrey Morphology Group

On 3 Apr 2020, at 19:36, Christian Lehmann <christian.lehmann at uni-erfurt.de<mailto:christian.lehmann at uni-erfurt.de>> wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I initiated the thread with the above topic more than a week ago, and  the discussion has long petered out. I thank everybody who took part in it. I had intended to summarize the discussion in a concluding post to this thread. However, and this is why it took me so long, I tried to integrate all of the observations and suggestions in a set of webpages devoted to the problem of linguistic representations. Small surprise, this was not feasible in two days. Those who are interested in the product may have a look at


Several among you will find their observations integrated there. Any kind of criticism or enhancement will be highly welcome.

Just a remark on Peter's contribution: I fully back your observation that we need some basic agreements on several aspects of linguistic methodology. It is of the utmost importance that science be free. But free does not mean arbitrary. Science also needs quality standards. Methodology, especially its „lower levels“ like representation of linguistic data, is susceptible of standardization without any prejudice to freedom of science. On the contrary, it would free researchers from routine problems and contribute to objectivizing procedures and results of scientific work.




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