Gradience and parametric variation

Theodora Theodora Alexopoulou, Frank Keller
2006 ExLing 2006: 1st Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics   unpublished
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.
doi:10.36505/exling-2006/01/0011/000011 fatcat:bzzjcahzzzfvdfuxbmcetqkhai