Data and Evidence in Linguistics by András Kertész

By András Kertész

The query of what kinds of info and facts can be utilized is without doubt one of the most vital subject matters in linguistics. This booklet is the 1st to comprehensively current the methodological difficulties linked to linguistic information and proof. Its originality is twofold. First, the authors’ technique money owed for a chain of unexplained features of linguistic theorising: the uncertainty and variety of knowledge, the position of proof within the review of hypotheses, the matter fixing ideas in addition to the emergence and backbone of inconsistencies. moment, the findings are acquired by means of the appliance of a brand new version of believable argumentation that is additionally of relevance from a normal argumentation theoretical standpoint. All suggestions and theses are systematically brought and illustrated by way of a couple of examples from various linguistic theories, and an in depth case-study part indicates how the proposed version should be utilized to express linguistic problems.

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