On Wed, 12 May 1993 18:30:27 CDT Gillian Barnes said:
>Is there an obvious place in the file headers of texts from a language corpus
>to put standard biographical information about the authors? This information
>would be of use to linguists interested in the features of the language of
>authors of a specific age-group, place of birth etc.
A timely question. As most readers of the list will recall, a technical
review meeting is convening soon (tomorrow, actually) near Oxford to
discuss the current state of the Guidelines and ready them for formal
consideration by the advisory board and formal publication.
Your question is in fact already on the agenda, so tune in next week for
a quick report on what comes of it. (The specific proposal before the
meeting involves documenting the use of <participant> for such authorial
demographics, possibly with a change of name, but I think the other
mechanisms you mention might legally, though less conveniently, be used
for the purpose.)
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen