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In section 3, by discussing the simple notion of apposition, it is argued that linguistics is irremediably circular and inconclusive, a fact that might make psycholinguistic research a more desirable option.
If grammar could be seen as a complex building, with Control Theory or ECM a high-tech department in it, apposition would just be whatever ensemble would be formed by placing one brick beside another.
The problem with appositive structures, however, is that by choosing different parameters as criterial for apposition linguists have ended up classifying as appositive a large list of seemingly (and surely) different constructions (Meyer 1992; but see also Kortman 1994; Acuna 1999; Acuna 2000).