41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Doctoral Researchers' Forum

Language Corpora

Linguistic Typology with R: Analysing cross-linguistic data


Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 09:00–16:00, Room SFG 1080

Daniel Schmidt-Brücken (Universität Bremen)
Cornelia Stroh (Universität Bremen)


Michael Cysouw (Universität Marburg)

This course is an introduction to using the statistical environment R for the analysis of cross-linguistic data. An introductory knowledge of the field of linguistic typology will be expected, but no experience with R will be expected.


  • Using parallel texts to extract cross-linguistic data
  • Extracting parameters from dependency corpora
  • Finding universals in a typological database
  • Drawing semantic maps from cross-linguistic data

The registration is made at the same time as the registration for the annual conference.