Type

Journal Article

Authors

Jennifer Foster

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
linguistics grammatical description ungrammatical sentences real grammar

Real bad grammar: realistic grammatical description with grammaticality (2007)

Abstract Sampson (this issue) argues for a concept of “realistic grammatical description” in which the distinction between grammatical and ungrammatical sentences is irrelevant. In this article I also argue for a concept of “realistic grammatical description” but one in which a binary distinction between grammatical and ungrammatical sentences is maintained. In distinguishing between the grammatical and ungrammatical, this kind of grammar differs from that proposed by Sampson, but it does share the important property that invented sentences have no role to play, either as positive or negative evidence.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

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Jennifer Foster

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