Article published in:How to do Linguistics with R: Data exploration and statistical analysis
[Not in series 195] 2015
► pp. 277–290
Chapter 13. Multinomial (polytomous) logistic regression models of three and more near synonyms
This chapter continues the discussion of logistic regression models, which can be used to predict the speaker’s choice between different near synonyms or variants. This time you will learn to model situations when the number of possible outcomes is greater than two. Such models are called multinomial, or polytomous. The method will be illustrated with a case study of three near synonyms: let, allow and permit.