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Query Details


Query Subject:   Your favorite Linguistics graphs
Author:   Jennifer Nycz
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   This semester I will be teaching an undergraduate course on
Quantitative Methods in Linguistic Research. One of the major
recurring themes of this course will be best practices in the visual
display of linguistic data/results, and I'd like to model good behavior
with as many examples of elegant, effective graphs as I can find.

To that end, I am making a Call for Awesome Linguistics Plots. What's
your favorite graphical display of linguistic data? Suggestions from any
subfield are welcome. Please send article or book citations to me at
jnycz@reed.edu; I will post a summary of responses at a later time.

Many thanks for your input!

Jennifer Nycz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Reed College
LL Issue: 23.304
Date posted: 17-Jan-2012



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