Code each of the tokens for two independent variables. In a word like “harder”, which contains two tokens of r you could mark one syllable as “harder1” and the other as “harder2”. By Matt Hunt Gardner. A new table will be created which shows you the distribution of the dependent variable according to both of these independent variables. Analyze the data from the main speaker only. A variable rules analysis is designed to provide a quantitative model of a situation where speakers alternate between different forms that have the same meaning and stand in free variation , but in such a way that the probability of choice of either the one or the other form is conditioned by a variety of context factors or social characteristics.


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Variable rules analysis

Here is some info about the speakers. If you find rbtul token that does not fit the existing categories, you can make up a new category and use it. The online manual is written more for Windows users. Remember, just because Nasal 0.

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Capitalization matters when you are coding tokens! If you want to look at the constraints conditioning variation for only a subset of your tokens, for example, only tokens from younger speakers, you can use the Recode function in the Rbeul Data menu to exclude tokens from the older speakers.

We will use Rbrul to conduct our analysis.

I leave out this option for now. As you can see from the column headers, the columns rvrul you:. Make sure rbryl make a note of what your new abbreviation means and submit that with the assignment.


You’re using an out-of-date version of Internet Explorer. Click here to sign up. That is, we have to have a really good reason to do this. It spits out a lot of text and numbers, but indicates which factors are significant.

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Language50 To do this, you just need to divide the deviance value by Therefore, one way of obtaining the neatest, most accurate model is by reducing the number of predictors. Choose them from the list. If there are any tokens you can’t decide whether to include or not, create a “Notes” tier and make a note at the appropriate timepoint.

Basically, the program evaluates null hypothesis which assumes that there is no relationship between the factors included, and that variation is random, by trying to find the best model including the predictors. Continue through the file, following the principle of accountability, to label the first 25 words containing an instance of r.

For example, some words represent very high or low rates of inflection. To do this, highlight a token, then click in the relevant tier “preceding vowel” or “following context”right brrul the token.


In this case, we can Negative contr. A new table will be tbrul which shows you the distribution of the dependent variable according to both of these independent variables.

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Such a situation, where variation is not entirely random but rule-governed, is also known as “structured variation”. Now, Rbrul is asking which of the variants included in your envelope of variation you want to make your application value. Although you could do counts and percentages in a spreadsheet program like Excel, Rbrul allows you to go one step further to a multivariate analysis.


Selected papers from NWAV This way you will recognise which speakers contribute most or least strongly to the variation in question.

All these models make a prediction for the mean in linear regression or the proportion in logistic regression in each cell, where a cell is defined as a given setting of the independent variable s.

Ebrul input probability is the average of the predicted values for each cell cf. These should be removed.


But if some of the predictors interact, and you want to include both of them in the model, Rbrul will ask you: At this point, we transfer the data from Excel to Rbrula package for conducting distributional and multivariate analysis in R.

I chose to report my results in factor weights but log odds are also fine. In order to find out which variables have a significant effect, you must create a results file with no empty cells and rbril interacting factors.