Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Corpus Linguistics and Statistics with R

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Linguistics

Authors: Desagulier, Guillaume

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  • Accessible introduction to quantitative methods for linguistics with emphasis on learning the methods and then applying them with R
  • Includes downloadable supplementary materials for readers
  • Suitable for advanced undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and self-study
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About this Textbook

This textbook examines empirical linguistics from a theoretical linguist’s perspective. It provides both a theoretical discussion of what quantitative corpus linguistics entails and detailed, hands-on, step-by-step instructions to implement the techniques in the field. The statistical methodology and R-based coding from this book teach readers the basic and then more advanced skills to work with large data sets in their linguistics research and studies. Massive data sets are now more than ever the basis for work that ranges from usage-based linguistics to the far reaches of applied linguistics. This book presents much of the methodology in a corpus-based approach. However, the corpus-based methods in this book are also essential components of recent developments in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Material from the book will also be appealing to researchers in digital humanities and the many non-linguistic fields that use textual data analysis and text-based sensorimetrics. Chapters cover topics including corpus processing, frequencing data, and clustering methods. Case studies illustrate each chapter with accompanying data sets, R code, and exercises for use by readers. This book may be used in advanced undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and self-study.

About the authors

Guillaume Desagulier is an Associate Professor of English grammar and linguistics at Paris 8 University and President of the French Cognitive Linguistics Association (2015-).

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“The fine expository qualities of CLSR, together with the sheer enthusiasm and generosity of its author, do everything to encourage its readers to use the rich and various resources R makes available to explore and discover new ways of addressing familiar problems.” (Graham Ranger, Corpora, Vol. 14 (2), 2019)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Desagulier, Guillaume

  • R Fundamentals

    Pages 15-49

    Desagulier, Guillaume

  • Digital Corpora

    Pages 51-67

    Desagulier, Guillaume

  • Processing and Manipulating Character Strings

    Pages 69-86

    Desagulier, Guillaume

  • Applied Character String Processing

    Pages 87-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corpus Linguistics and Statistics with R
Book Subtitle
Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
Authors
Series Title
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64572-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64572-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64570-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87823-2
Series ISSN
2199-0956
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 353
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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