Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework by Gard B. JensetQuantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework by Gard B. Jenset

Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

byGard B. Jenset, Barbara McGillivray

Hardcover | November 4, 2017

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This book is an innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics. 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 oflinguistics with respect to adopting quantitative methods. Here they provide a theoretically agnostic description of a new framework for quantitatively assessing models and hypotheses in historical linguistics, based on corpus data and using case studies to illustrate how this framework can answerresearch questions in historical linguistics. The authors offer an in-depth explanation and discussion of the benefits of working with quantitative methods, corpus data, and corpus annotation, and the advantages of open and reproducible research. The book will be a valuable resource for graduatestudents and researchers in historical linguistics, as well as for all those working with linguistic corpora.
Gard B. Jenset studied English, history, and computer science before earning his PhD in English linguistics, specializing in historical corpus linguistics, from the University of Bergen (2010). After working as an associate professor of English Linguistics at Bergen University College, he took up work on artificial intelligence, natura...
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Title:Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus FrameworkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:November 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198718179

ISBN - 13:9780198718178

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Table of Contents

1. Context2. Foundations3. Corpora and quantitative methods in historical linguistics4. Historical corpus annotation5. (Re)using resources for historical languages6. The role of numbers in historical linguistics7. A new methodology