Gradience and parametric variation

Theodora Alexopoulou, Frank Keller

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The paper assesses the consequences of gradience for approaches to variation based on the Principles and Parameters model. In particular, the discussion focuses on recent crosslinguistic results obtained through magnitude estimation, a methodology particularly suited to the study of gradient acceptability/grammaticality. Results on superiority and relativised minimality effects in questions are discussed in the light of current theoretical assumptions regarding the locus of crosslinguistic variation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, ExLing 2006, Athens, Greece, August 28-30, 2006
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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