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noun 
  1. (linguistics) An insistence that the only valid source of illustrative examples of words or language constructs is from the corpus (existing body of literature) of the language
Etymology: Probably coined by linguist w:Geoffrey Pullum, Geoffrey Pullum. http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000122.htmlhttp://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000058.html


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