On 07/04/11 16:24, Torsten Schassan wrote:
> On the other hand: What would be the difference between<choice> and
> <subst> anyway? Is<choice> just the more generic element with no other
No. <choice> says "there are two (or more) different ways of encoding
the phenomenon at this point: choose one". <subst> says "there are two
things going on here and I interpret their combined effect as
constituting a substitution". One is an alternation, and the other an
Maybe I've been hanging out with French theory too much, but it seems to
me that "add" and "del" belong to the documentary level, while "sic" and
"corr" definitely belong to the textual level.
> In the text of the Guidelines we don't distinguish between<subst> and
> <choice>. Wouldn't it be reasonable to "move" the distinction between
> "in the source" and "in the edition" from the add/del and sic/corr pairs
> to the use of choice vs. subst? Wouldn't it "unburden" the former?
> (I already can hear Lou's comment on "breaking documents" here.)
> Best, Torsten