Do generative linguists believe in a Voice of Competence?

Karen Kiil Brøcker

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For more than a decade, there has been lively debate on the question of why we are justified in using acceptability judgments as evidence in linguistics. More surprisingly, there has also been extensive debate over what the received view on this issue is among generative linguists. This second question has received as much attention as the justification question, if not more; yet no agreement has been reached so far. The voices of generative linguists themselves have been largely missing in these debates. Do generative linguists in fact believe in a Voice of Competence, as Devitt suggests? This chapter presents the results of a study that surveyed generative linguists to answer just that question. These results, overall, offer evidence against the hypothesis that VoC is the received view in current generative linguistics.

TitelLinguistic intuitions : Evidence and Method
RedaktørerSamuel Schindler, Anna Drożdżowicz, Karen Kiil Brøcker
Antal sider20
ForlagOxford University Press
ISBN (Trykt)9780198840558
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780198840558
StatusUdgivet - 2020


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