Research Methods in Armchair Linguistics
Charles Reiss
October 2023

Universal Grammar is usefully viewed as a postulate that allows empirical work to proceed. I describe eleven overlapping Empirical Argumentation Devices that theoretical linguists use, often tacitly.
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Published in: Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Linguistics
keywords: universal grammar, philosophy of linguistics, syntax, phonology
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