Intuition, Introspection and Observation in Linguistic Inquiry.

  title={Intuition, Introspection and Observation in Linguistic Inquiry.},
  author={K. Willems},
  journal={Language Sciences},
  • K. Willems
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Language Sciences
  • Abstract This article explores the relationship between intuition, introspection and the observation of naturally occurring utterances in linguistic inquiry. Its focus is on the problems that this relationship poses in cognitive approaches to semantics and case theory within the framework of Cognitive Grammar. Given the increasing commitment of linguistics to providing “usage-based” explanations, the article concentrates on two assumptions that underpin the cognitive theory of language, viz. (i… CONTINUE READING
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