Acceptability judgement

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An acceptability judgement is a basic datum for linguistics: an introspective judgement by a (native) speaker of a language concerning the acceptability of a linguistic expression (sentence, form, etc.).


Acceptability judgements are often called grammaticality judgements, but this terminological usage is problematic because grammaticality is a property of the language system and is not directly accessibly to the speakers.

Other languages

German Akzeptabilitätsurteil

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