Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Mixed-Effects Regression Models in Linguistics

Editors: Speelman, Dirk, Heylen, Kris, Geeraerts, Dirk (Eds.)

  • Illustrates the diversity of applications of mixed models now found in linguistics and applicable for other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences
  • Uses unique, hands-on approach to demonstrate statistical method
  • Significant, current linguistic research projects are used as case studies to teach particular applications of mixed effects models
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When data consist of grouped observations or clusters, and there is a risk that measurements within the same group are not independent, group-specific random effects can be added to a regression model in order to account for such within-group associations. Regression models that contain such group-specific random effects are called mixed-effects regression models, or simply mixed models. Mixed models are a versatile tool that can handle both balanced and unbalanced datasets and that can also be applied when several layers of grouping are present in the data; these layers can either be nested or crossed. 

In linguistics, as in many other fields, the use of mixed models has gained ground rapidly over the last decade. This methodological evolution enables us to build more sophisticated and arguably more realistic models, but, due to its technical complexity, also introduces new challenges. This volume brings together a number of promising new evolutions in the use of mixed models in linguistics, but also addresses a number of common complications, misunderstandings, and pitfalls. Topics that are covered include the use of huge datasets, dealing with non-linear relations, issues of cross-validation, and issues of model selection and complex random structures. The volume features examples from various subfields in linguistics. The book also provides R code for a wide range of analyses.

About the authors

Dirk Speelman is associate professor at the department of linguistics at the KU Leuven. Dirk's main research interest lies in the fields of corpus linguistics, computational lexicology and variational linguistics in general. Much of his work focuses on methodology and on the application of statistical and other quantitative methods to the study of language. 

Kris Heylen is a research fellow at the research group Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and research fellow at the Institute for the Dutch Language (INT, Leiden, The Netherlands). He specialises in the corpus-based, statistical modelling of lexical semantics and lexical variation. 

Dirk Geeraerts is professor of linguistics at the University of Leuven, where founded the research unit Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics. His main research interests involve the overlapping fields of lexical semantics and lexicology, with a specific descriptive interest in social variation, a strong methodological commitment to corpus analysis, and a theoretical background in Cognitive Linguistics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Speelman, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Mixed Models with Emphasis on Large Data Sets

    Verbeke, Geert (et al.)

    Pages 11-28

  • The L2 Impact on Learning L3 Dutch: The L2 Distance Effect

    Schepens, Job (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Autocorrelated Errors in Experimental Data in the Language Sciences: Some Solutions Offered by Generalized Additive Mixed Models

    Baayen, R. Harald (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • Border Effects Among Catalan Dialects

    Wieling, Martijn (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mixed-Effects Regression Models in Linguistics
Editors
  • Dirk Speelman
  • Kris Heylen
  • Dirk Geeraerts
Series Title
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69830-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69830-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69828-1
Series ISSN
2199-0956
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 146
Topics