Experimental methods for linguists

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Linguists are increasingly using experiments to provide insight into linguistic representations and linguistic processing. But linguists are rarely trained to think experimentally, and designing a carefully controlled study is not trivial. This paper provides a practical introduction to experiments. We examine issues in experimental design and survey several methodologies. The goal is to provide readers with some tools for understanding and evaluating the rapidly growing literature using experimental methods, as well as for beginning to design experiments in their own research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-232
Number of pages12
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language


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