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Old 12.03.2013, 21:51
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Re: Ask a Scientist

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No, I was serious. People write up a theory on communication. And they illustrate it with constructed dialogues. You can hundred times imagine that dialogue to be true, but it does not matter. Corpus linguistics also does not push people to change all rules of grammar and immediately and now, thought they would have better chances, since corpus actually reflects real use. Communication constructs don't illustrate anything. I want to know why some linguists do it and consider it credible, I seem to be going wrong somewhere.
Maybe you should pick a language that you can communicate in yourself. Apart from the many grammatical and logical errors in your post(s) you're completely failing to illustrate the issue you're complaining about.

Really, it's just a matter of guesswork trying to work it out.