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Professors of Linguistics, Writing Studies, and Math Explore Grammar Together

Linguistics Research Journal Cover
May 13, 2019

Which of these two sentences do you think is correct?

  1. Neither of the theories adequately explain the phenomena under analysis...
  2. Neither of the theories adequately explains the phenomena under analysis...

People disagree, and when people disagree, life gets interesting.

Chongwon Park used the empirical methods of computational linguistics to study the use of indefinite pronouns in the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) using statistical methods developed with Ron Regal. Park brought those methods into dialogue with the pedagogical literature in Writing Studies [with his colleagues Elizabethada Wright and David Beard] to help us understand how we match verbs with nouns in sentences.

Visit http://isli.khu.ac.kr/journal/content/data/36_1/2.pdf for the full text.