Methods in Cognitive Linguistics is an introduction to empirical
methodology for language researchers. Intended as a handbook to
exploring the empirical dimension of the theoretical questions raised
by Cognitive Linguistics, the volume presents guidelines for employing
methods from a variety of intersecting disciplines, laying out
different ways of gathering empirical evidence. The book is divided
into five sections. Methods and Motivations provides the reader with
the preliminary background in scientific methodology and statistics.
The sections on Corpus and Discourse Analysis, and Sign Language and
Gesture describe different ways of investigating usage data. Behavioral
Research describes methods for exploring mental representation,
simulation semantics, child language development, and the relationships
between space and language, and eye movements and cognition. Lastly,
Neural Approaches introduces the reader to ERP research and to the
computational modeling of language.