The paper discusses the role of sampling in historical lexicographic research. It shows that metalexicographers notoriously fail to apply statistically sound sampling methods which would guarantee sample representativeness. Further, statistically sound alternatives are presented and evaluated empirically.
Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX 3)
edited by R. W. McConchie, Teo Juvonen, Mark Kaunisto, Minna Nevala, and Jukka Tyrkkö Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-455-3 library binding
viii + 188 pages
publication date: 2013
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA