Chapter 9 Further reading and learning

More help can be called from within R by giving the command help(ABC) or ?ABC with a command or operator as argument. (This can be typed in the Console tab in the lower left pane of RStudio.)

A wealth of useful documentation is available through the Help tab in the lower right pane of RStudio. Browse in the FAQ files, the help files, the manuals and the vignettes that come with R and Rstudio.

There is also a lot more help available online, in particular from the R project website and the RStudio website

A few other useful web resources are:

For those working or studying at Utrecht University, there are one-day workshops on working with R: see

For further study, the following three books on using R and on its applications in linguistics are highly recommended: (Baayen 2008; Johnson 2008; Adler 2010).

Happy analyses!


Adler, J. 2010. R in a Nutshell. O’Reilly.

Baayen, R. H. 2008. Analyzing Linguistic Data: A Practical Introduction to Statistics Using R. Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, Keith. 2008. Quantitative Methods in Linguistics. Blackwell.