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[Ling] Register intuitions

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020 05:56
by Richard
The handout for Week 11: DA1 includes an activity about guessing which registers in COCA certain words are more likely to be found. The chart function in COCA includes 5 registers: spoken, fiction, magazine, newspaper, academic, and an example of the bar chart for 'he' is shown.

Based on your intuitions, draw up register charts for:

Compare you charts with the ones produced by COCA.

For which words were your charts similar to those of COCA? For which words did your charts clearly differ from COCA? For the latter, now you have seen the COCA charts, why do you think your intuitions deviated from COCA?