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Author David Eddington openurl 
  Title Presidential Address: Linguistics and the Scientific Method Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication Southwest Journal of Linguistics Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 27 Issue 2 Pages  
  Abstract T. In the present paper, I contrast empirical and non-empirical approaches to linguistics by examining the extent to which they practice the
scientific method. I provide examples of linguistic analyses that follow and
depart from the scientific method and argue that valid explanations about
actual language processing rely on adherence to scientific methodology.
However, this is not a requirement for philosophical arguments about abstract
language structure. Charges of pseudoscience arise when empirical significance is attached to analyses that fail to follow the scientific method. Progress
in linguistics is only made to the extent that researchers adopt the method
that is standard in scientific endeavors.
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  Publisher Southwest Journal of Linguistics Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor (up) Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 27 Series Issue 2 Edition  
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  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number BYU @ faivzaj76 @ Serial 47193  
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