Article published in:Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis
Edited by Sandro Sessarego and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 8] 2016
► pp. 1–32
Quantitative analysis in language variation and change
The essential goal of variation analysis is to understand the behavior of the dependent variable according to a series of factors, either external (social) or internal (grammatical), (Sankoff, 1988, p. 985). I begin with a brief review of the standard tool, logistic regression using the Varb family of programs. I will also introduce new tools, mixed effects models and condition inference trees relying on the discussions in Baayen (2008), Gries (2009), Johnson (2009).
Keywords: language variation, quantitative analysis, Varb
Published online: 25 May 2016
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