Volume 25, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171



This paper briefly compares an early (1996) and a later (2010) article that I published in , concentrating on the different methodologies underlying the two papers: A formal theoretical in-depth analysis of one idiolect in the first paper and a large-scale quantitative and theoretical approach in the second. It is argued that the two methods make different contributions and are both necessary to develop a theory of (im-)possible syntactic structures in natural language.


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