Linguistic intuitions: evidence and method

Samuel Schindler (Editor), Anna Drożdżowicz (Editor), Karen Kiil Brøcker (Editor)

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In recent years there has been an increased interest in the evidential status and use of linguistic intuitions. This volume provides the most recent cutting-edge contributions from linguists and philosophers working on this topic. The volume is organized around two questions that have been at the heart of this debate: the justification question, which asks about a theoretical rationale for using linguistic intuitions as evidence in the study of language, and the methodology question, which asks whether formal methods of gathering intuitions are epistemically and methodologically superior to informal ones. The first part of the volume addresses the justification question and covers a broad range of novel theoretical contributions that either justify or critically evaluate the evidential use of linguistic intuitions. The second part of the volume presents and critically discusses recent developments in the domain of experimental syntax, where the methodology question has been debated. All chapters seek to shed new light on whether and how linguistic intuitions can be used in theorizing about language.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9780198840558
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


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