Magnitude estimation and what it can do for your syntax : some wh-constraints in German

@inproceedings{Featherston2004MagnitudeEA,
  title={Magnitude estimation and what it can do for your syntax : some wh-constraints in German},
  author={Sam Featherston},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper we explore some of the insights into the grammar that become available with the use of a more strictly controlled judgement elicitation method, magnitude estimation (Bard et al 1996, Cowart 1997). In particular we focus on wh-movement in German, and show how a range of assumptions, both specific to German grammar and more generally in syntactic study are made questionable. We apply this methodology to show that German respects superiority and discourse-linking (sensu Pesetsky 1987… CONTINUE READING
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