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.
Delving into corpus linguistics, its theoretical relevance, and its applications
- Clustering corpus data with hierarchical cluster analysis
- A data-driven approach to identifying development stages in diachronic corpus linguistics
- Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2019
- BNC.query(). An interactive R script for a sociolinguistic exploration of the spoken component of the BNC-XML
- BNC.2014.query(). An interactive R script for a sociolinguistic exploration of the spoken component of the BNC-2014
- Multifactorial Exploratory Approaches
- Can word vectors help corpus linguists?
- It is important to note that" partially productive patterns may count as constructions
- Characterizing discourse genres with prosodic features in a reference treebank of spoken French
- PreechVis: Visual profiling using multiple-word combinations
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