Grammaticality vs Informant - What's the difference?

grammaticality | informant |


As nouns the difference between grammaticality and informant

is that grammaticality is (of language) the state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness while informant is one who relays confidential information to someone, especially to the police; an informer.

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grammaticality

English

Noun

  • (of language) The state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.
  • * 1963 , Peter Lackowski, “Words as Grammatical Primes”, Language , vol. 39, no. 2, p. 214:
  • One cannot consistently judge the grammaticality of utterances without knowing what grammatical types their constituent morphemes represent.

    Synonyms

    * grammaticalness

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.

    informant

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who relays confidential information to someone, especially to the police; an informer.
  • (linguistics) A native speaker who acts as a linguistic reference for a language being studied. The informant demonstrates native pronunciation, provides grammaticality judgments regarding linguistic well-formedness, and may also explain cultural references and other important contextual information.
  • * 1977 , A. E. Kibrik, The methodology of field investigations in linguistics
  • The only material the linguist has to begin with are the informant' s grammatical utterances in the target language pronounced arbitrarily in a natural or assigned communicative situation or stimulated artificially by the investigator.
  • * 2003 , Sergei Nirenburg, H. L. Somers, Yorick Wilks, Readings in machine translation (page 116)
  • The informant learns his language by formal training and, more importantly, by constant exposure to its use. He cannot repeat to the linguist what he has never seen or heard.

    Synonyms

    * (one who relays confidential information ): blabber, gossip, narc, stool pigeon, tattletale, rat, canary, snitch, stoolie, squealer, grass, bigmouth * See also

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