## Analyzing Linguistic Data: A Practical Introduction to Statistics using R (Google eBook)Statistical analysis is a useful skill for linguists and psycholinguists, allowing them to understand the quantitative structure of their data. This textbook provides a straightforward introduction to the statistical analysis of language. Designed for linguists with a non-mathematical background, it clearly introduces the basic principles and methods of statistical analysis, using 'R', the leading computational statistics programme. The reader is guided step-by-step through a range of real data sets, allowing them to analyse acoustic data, construct grammatical trees for a variety of languages, quantify register variation in corpus linguistics, and measure experimental data using state-of-the-art models. The visualization of data plays a key role, both in the initial stages of data exploration and later on when the reader is encouraged to criticize various models. Containing over 40 exercises with model answers, this book will be welcomed by all linguists wishing to learn more about working with and presenting quantitative data. |

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### Contents

Preface x | 1 |

Graphical data exploration | 20 |

Probability distributions | 44 |

Basic statistical methods | 68 |

ofcovariance | 108 |

Clustering and classiﬁcation | 118 |

Regression modeling | 165 |

Mixed models | 241 |

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