How Random is a Corpus? The Library Metaphor (Zotero)

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the source of randomness is not to be found in language production (which would make it an intrinsic property of the utterances themselves), but rather in the choice of a corpus as the basis for a linguistic study

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What non-randomness means precisely is that the theoretical statistical distributions derived from the random sample model do not match the actual variation of observed frequencies between different corpora.