The Chief Problems
the Traditional Approaches to Linguistic Inquiry in Experimental phonologistsˇ¦
point of view.
(1) Representative samplings are not standardized: The judgments may be biased by the observer.
(2) Theoretical claims are typically formulated within a relatively abstract domain: The relationship between the linguistic competence and performance is not well-defined.
(3) Linguistic theories typically use empirically undefined terms to construct assumptions: Their effects and interactions are often not considered.