Re: for general discussion
Just read this
Thought it was interesting. What's everyone take on this?
I'd love to know the makeup of the "British National Corpus". Also whether they intend to analyze the Gospel of Luke in translation and consider that valid.
Gee, someone should feed them some James Tiptree fiction.
Technical writing tie in: (in a related study) "But here's the catch: The actual identity of the author didn't matter. When women wrote for men's magazines, they wrote in the ''male'' style. ''It clearly was performance,'' Tannen notes. ''It didn't matter whether the author was male or female. What mattered was whether the intended audience was male or female.''"
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