Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171



This article is a rejoinder to the various reviews of the (2012-2016) that have appeared in this and earlier volumes of . It focuses especially on one recurring theme in these reviews: the use of introspection for collecting data. Although many reviewers are of the opinion that data extracted from corpora are to be preferred, I will argue that such data are of limited use for the , given that it involves competence rather than performance research: it aims at describing the internal structure of phrases and sentences and not the actual use of these structures.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): competence; corpus research; introspection; performance; reference grammar
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