Geoffrey Sampson


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Publications: Philosophy of Science in relation to Linguistics

An interview on the past and future of linguistics, SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics 14.47–60, 2017.

The Linguistics Delusion, Equinox, 2017.

Economic growth and linguistic theory”, Language 90.e144–8, 2014.

Complexity in language and in law”, Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 50.169–78, 2014.

The empirical trend: ten years on”, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 13.281–9, 2013; a version reprinted as chapter 13 of Grammar Without Grammaticality.

Entry on “Empiricism”, commissioned by The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.

Quantifying the shift towards empirical methods”, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 10.15–36, 2005.

Empirical Linguistics, Continuum, 2001.

“Popperian language acquisition undefeated”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31.63–7, 1980.

“A dilemma defended”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29.353–5, 1978.

“The simplicity of linguistic theories”, Linguistics 167.51–66, 1976.

“Theory-choice in a two-level science”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 26.303–18, 1975.

“One fact needs one explanation”, Lingua 36.231–9, 1975.

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Geoffrey Sampson

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