Grammaticality vs Informant - What's the difference?
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
* Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
* Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.
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
* 2003 , Sergei Nirenburg, H. L. Somers, Yorick Wilks, Readings in machine translation (page 116)
- 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.
- 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.
* (one who relays confidential information ): blabber, gossip, narc, stool pigeon, tattletale, rat, canary, snitch, stoolie, squealer, grass, bigmouth
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