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Theoretical Concerns

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Part of the Springer Series in Language and Communication book series (SSLAN, volume 25)

Abstract

In Chapter 3 we survey the historical debate over the value of metalinguistic data—in particular, responses to acceptability judgment tasks—in formulating linguistic theory. Since much of the controversy is chronicled in other sources (e.g., Al, 1975; Chaudron, 1983; McCawley, 1985; Newmeyer, 1983), our review will be rather succinct and will be geared toward providing necessary background for Part Two, where discussion is focussed on issues in language acquisition theory.

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Native Speaker Linguistic Theory Linguistic Knowledge Theoretical Concern Linguistic Competence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Romance Languages and Program in LinguisticsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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