In this book, Stefan Th. Gries provides an overview on how quantitative corpus methods can provide insights to cognitive/usage-based linguistics and selected psycholinguistic questions. Topics include the corpus linguistics in general, its most important methodological tools, its statistical nature, and the relation of all these topics to past and current usage-based theorizing. Central notions discussed in detail include frequency, dispersion, context, and others in a variety of applications and case studies; four practice sessions offer short introductions of how to compute various corpus statistics with the open source programming language and environment R.
Stefan Th. Gries, Ph.D. (2000), University of Hamburg, is Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara and Chair of English Linguistics at JLU Giessen. He has published widely on quantitative corpus linguistics and cognitive/usage-based linguistics.
All interested in corpus-based and/or quantitative approaches to cognitive linguistics, usage-based linguistics, and psycholinguistics.