The renewed focus on the evidential base of linguistics in general, but particularly on syntax, is in to a large degree dependent on techlogical developments: computers, electronic storage and transmission. These factors have enabled a revolution in the accessibility of digitally stored language, both in sampled and organized corpora and in its raw unsampled form on the internet. But this techlogy has also allowed a step-change in experimental methods readily available to linguists. The new arrival of such ermous quantities of data in greatly increased detail has made information accessible which could previously t even have been dreamed of. This volume is a selection of research reports from linguists who are making use of this new information and trying to integrate the new insights into their analyses and theoretical assumptions.
Sam Featherston, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; Wolfgang Sternefeld, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany.