4 edition of Quantitative linguistics found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||P138.5 .T48 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||253 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||253|
|LC Control Number||93234688|
Recently Kessler has resurrected a computerised version of the method but using rigorous hypothesis testing. Later they used subsets of the data to assess its retentiveness and reconstructability. The method allows homoplasy and constraints on split times. Most trees are binary, that is a parent has two children.
In the former case the Quantitative linguistics book to a language classification generally takes the form of a data matrix where the rows correspond to the various languages being analysed and the columns correspond to different features or characters by which each language may be described. Selected publications on statistics concerning the development of language s ; Sampling of material from the quantitative viewpoint; Concepts of information theory, entropy, redundancy; The scope of quantitative linguistics; 3.
The articles are divided up into thirteen chapters: the first chapter includes contributions on the basic principles and the history of the field, nine additional chapters are dedicated to individual descriptions of Quantitative linguistics book levels of linguistic research from phonology to pragmatics as well as typological, diachronic and geolinguistic questions. Finally there could be loss of any evidence of relatedness. Unrooted trees plot the relationship between the input data without assumptions regarding their descent. Two words are judged similar if at least two consecutive consonants in the respective words are identical while vowels are also taken into account. Variance and standard deviation; The emphasis is on methods of inquiry, methods that can just as easily be applied to other markets and other economic phenomena as well.
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These trees may be as a result of bootstrap analysis or samples Quantitative linguistics book a posterior distribution. Statistical analyses are brilliantly explained and illustrated with examples from published research with which students will already be familiar.
At the same Quantitative linguistics book, the book is also practical, helping the reader understand how to conceptualize, construct, and implement a quantitative investigation in linguistics. Sensitivity analysis[ edit ] To assess the robustness of a solution it is desirable to vary the input data and constraints, and observe the output.
It is easy to find counterexamples to each of the above-mentioned examples; nevertheless, these cases do not violate the corresponding laws as variations around the statistical mean are not only admissible but even essential; they are themselves quantitatively exactly determined by the corresponding laws.
The object of stylistic statistics; Both underparameterised or overly restrictive models may produce aberrant behaviour when their underlying assumptions are violated, while overly complex or overparameterised models require long run times and their parameters may be overfit.
This allows summary visualisation of the output data but is not the complete result. Each variable is changed slightly in turn. The weighted splits are then represented in a tree or network based on minimising the number of changes between each pair of taxa.
Unlike biology, it cannot be assumed Quantitative linguistics book languages all have a common origin and establishing relatedness is necessary.
However it will be a simplified version of reality. Testing Hypotheses 9. Quantitative linguistics book method also provides date estimates. Generally each cognate set is represented as a different character but differences between words can also be measured as a distance measurement by sound changes.
For other sorts of trees and for networks there is yet no standard method of comparison. Language change[ edit ] Change happens continually to languages, but not usually at a constant rate,  with its cumulative effect producing splits into dialects, languages and language families.
Typological features[ edit ] Examples Quantitative linguistics book these features include glottalised constants, tone systems, accusative alignment in nouns, dual number, case number correspondence, object-verb order, and first person singular pronouns. If there are gaps in the data these have to be coded.
In this case the internal nodes of the graph do not represent ancestors but are Quantitative linguistics book to represent the conflict between the different splits "bipartitions" in the data analysis.
As such, the book stands to make an important contribution to the teaching of linguistics, whether as a classroom resource for teachers or as a guide to individual students as they undertake their own research projects.
In lexicostatistics the features are the meanings of words, or rather semantic slots. Coefficients; The matrices were analysed by PAUP. The weights are determined from the taxon to taxon distances.
The Retention Index RI measures the amount of similarity in a character. List of other abbreviations; A Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm  generates a sample of trees as an approximation to the posterior probability distribution. The assumptions of these methods are overt and are verifiable.
A random walk is made through the "model-tree space". Research Design and Sampling 4. Dunn et al. Lexical statistics; 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.
Studies in Quantitative Linguistics 30 “Quantitative Insights into Syllabic Structures” Peter Zörnig, Kamil Stachowski, Anna Rácová, Yunhua Qu, Michal Místecký, Kuizi Ma, Mihaiela Lupea, Emmerich Kelih, Volker Gröller, Hanna Gnatchuk, Alfiya Galieva, Sergey Andreev, Gabriel Altmann.
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Rasinger's Quantitative Pdf in Linguistics: An Introduction is an attractive introductory book to quantitative analytical techniques that can be used in linguistics, and, furthermore, it gently introduces the reader basic principles in statistics.Quantitative Methods in Linguistics introduces the general strategies and methods of quantitative analysis.
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Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray argue that, although historical linguistics has been successful in using the comparative method, the field lags behind other branches of linguistics with respect to adopting quantitative methods.