Grammaticality Judgments and Linguistic Methodology

Abstract

This papers deals with grammaticality judgments and their use as evidence in linguistic theory. Based on a review of the recent literature on linguistic judgments and their elicitation, the theoretical significance of judgment data is discussed, and an overview of the relevant experimental findings is provided. A number of linguistic and non-linguistics factors that bias grammaticality judgments are identified, and the the use of experimental methods for eliciting more reliable judgment data is advocated. A shorter version of this paper will appear in the Journal of Logic, Language and Information.

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@inproceedings{Keller1998GrammaticalityJA, title={Grammaticality Judgments and Linguistic Methodology}, author={Frank Keller}, year={1998} }