Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
offers a practical introduction to statistics and quantitative analysis with data sets drawn from the field and coverage of phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and syntax, as well as probability distribution and quantitative methods.
- Provides balanced treatment of the practical aspects of handling quantitative linguistic data
- Includes sample datasets contributed by researchers working in a variety of sub-disciplines of linguistics
- Uses R, the statistical software package most commonly used by linguists, to discover patterns in quantitative data and to test linguistic hypotheses
- Includes student-friendly end-of-chapter assignments and is accompanied by online resources at available in the 'Downloads' section, below