Evidential Value

The Evidential Value of an analysis refers to the degree to which this analysis is clear and self-evident, the degree to which it may serve as a standard example for what it exemplifies.

Attributions Of Lexeme Entries, Rhetorical Devices, or of Lexeme Relations often represent inescapably subjective analyses, and they are made with varying degrees of confidence. The Evidential Value is marked by numbers from 1 (highly problematic instance that proves nothing) to 10 (perfectly explicit showcase example).

Nota bene:
The question of Evidential Value will come up increasingly as the preliminary analyses which predominate in TLS at present are being proof-read and reconsidered in relation to each other.

Christoph Harbsmeier

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