Introduction to Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Survey Data: An Atlas by the Numbers

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Survey Data: An Atlas by the Numbers

by William A. Kretzschmar, Edgar W. Schneider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761901116

ISBN-13: 9780761901112

Pub. Date: 09/18/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The chapters in this innovative book introduce the quantitative analysis of linguistic survey data with specific reference to the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS).

Topics covered include: the relation of sociolinguistics to the original conception of LAMSAS; the adaptation of LAMSAS to the needs of computerization and the

Overview

The chapters in this innovative book introduce the quantitative analysis of linguistic survey data with specific reference to the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS).

Topics covered include: the relation of sociolinguistics to the original conception of LAMSAS; the adaptation of LAMSAS to the needs of computerization and the research methods envisioned; the mechanics involved in computerizing LAMSAS; how to handle and analyze the data in the database management system; the creation of categories for analysis; and the logic of statistical testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761901112
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/18/1996
Series:
Empirical Linguistics Series, #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Research Design of a Linguistic Atlas
The Application of Statistical Tests to LAMSAS
From Atlas to Database Structure
The Statistical Analysis of LAMSAS Data
Model Analyses of LAMSAS Data

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