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ERIC Number: EJ857802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
On Not Having Read Itkonen: Empiricism and Intuitions in the Generative Data Debate
Riemer, Nick
Language Sciences, v31 n5 p649-662 Sep 2009
This rejoinder demonstrates that Lopez-Serena's [Lopez-Serena, A., 2009. "Intuition, acceptability and grammaticality: a reply to Riemer." "Language Sciences" 31, 634-648] critique of Riemer [Riemer, N., 2009. "Grammaticality as evidence and as prediction in a Galilean linguistics." "Language Sciences" 31, 612-633] is unfounded. LS's critique is characterized by errors of fact and interpretation, a failure to distinguish positions which are being conceded from those being argued, and an arbitrary redefinition of the terms of the debate. Furthermore, LS's conceptions of intuition and scientificity, which motivate her criticisms, prove to be highly problematic.
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Language: English
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