I have read some of the papers in Language. I posted "corpus or no corpus" in Theoretical Frontiers some time ago, which includes two papers: Newmeyer's paper and Meyer and Tao's comment. The latter is a preprint copy of proof pages - sorry Chuck and Hongyin for taking that out, but I thought it would help to solve the controversy.
You wouldn't say so if you know Chomsky (2004) well enough -"Corpus lingusitics does not mean anything." See "An interview with Noam chomsky" in "Theoretical Frontiers".以下是引用 刘语料 在 2005-7-24 13:42:02 的发言：
Perhaps what Chomsky has pointed is both the merits and demerits of the corpus lingiistics.
It depends upon what you view lingusitics is about - competence or performace.以下是引用 oscar3 在 2005-7-24 18:13:16 的发言：
Meyer and Tao response to Newmeyer: