Quantitative Methods In Linguistics
Quantitative Methods in Linguistics introduces the general strategies and methods of quantitative analysis. The book dedicates individual chapters to phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and syntax, as well as two introductory chapters on probability distribution and quantitative methods. Each chapter uses actual data sets which have been contributed by researchers working in the field to illustrate key principles. The book also provides detailed instruction in practical aspects of handling quantitative linguistic data by using statistical software package (R) to discover patterns in quantitative data and to test linguistic hypotheses. End-of-chapter assignments and a balanced presentation make this an ideal text for students. Further information and resources are available from the accompanying website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/quantmethods.