Still another inventory of postings on Language Log and this blog, this time of discussions of conflicts between faithfulness (Faith) and well-formedness (WF), updating the inventory in “Article-article article abstract” and adding very brief annotations.
This inventory doesn’t include some types of cases that have been discussed in these blogs, but without an actual reference to faithfulness, among them: use vs. avoidance of taboo vocabulary in quotation (except in “A few dollops of taboo avoidance”, below); preservation vs. adaptation in borrowing (except in “If you’re uneducated you say it right”, below); “semantic” vs. “grammatical” determination in agreement; assignment of nouns to Count or Mass (on the basis of semantics vs. conventions).
AZ, 1/29/06: Dubious quotation marks:
punctuation and spelling
AZ, 4/9/07: Ducky identity:
AZ, 8/1/07: Cousin of eggcorn:
AZ, 8/12/07: e e cummings and his iPod: Faith vs. WF again:
spelling (esp. capitalization)
AZ, 9/21/07: Punctuational hypercorrection:
AZ, 3/23/08: Article-article article abstract:
articles in proper names
AZ, 8/17/08: A few dollops of taboo avoidance:
AZ, 10/30/08: Periods:
periods in abbreviations
GP, 2/2/09: If you’re uneducated you say it right: