Linguistic Theory

Power in acceptability judgment experiments and the reliability of data in syntax

The literature on acceptability judgment methodology has been recently dominated by two trends: criticisms of traditional informal judgment experiments as coarse and unreliable, and endorsement of larger, formal judgment experiments as more sensitive …

A quantitative defense of linguistic methodology

It is often argued that the current divide between linguistic theory and other domains of language research can be traced to the unreliability of linguistic methodology, and the resulting unreliability of linguistic theory. Linguists rely upon …