Quantitative Linguistics

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Since the 1960s quantitative linguistics has undergone a great development marked especially by attempts to work systematically with language phenomena on all language levels. Besides traditional areas where significant results were already achieved before the 60s (phonology, graphemics and lexicology), quantitative linguistics has now also penetrated into morphology, syntax, stylistics, history and typology of languages and, more recently, into semantics. This book gives a comprehensive account of the various developments and applications in quantitative linguistics.After an overview of methods used in quantitative linguistics, it discusses the main areas: lexical statistics, grammatical statistics and semantics statistics, with reference to a great number of studies of different languages and language families. Chapter 4 deals with other domains (phonology, graphemics, stylistics, typology, development of languages, word-formation), Chapter 6 deals with various applications, and Chapter 7 discusses the relationship between quantitative linguistics and the computer. The volume is completed by an extensive list of references and indices of names and of subjects.
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Table of Contents
I. Quantitative Linguistics
11
1. The scope of quantitative linguistics
11
2. The object of quantitative linguistics
13
3. A note about the foundations of quantitative linguistics
15
II. Methods of Research
16
1. Unit of population
17
1.1. Unit of population in lexical statistics
17
1.2. Unit of population in grammatical statistics
19
1.3. Unit of population in semantic statistics
22
1.4. Unit of population in other domains of quantitative linguistics
22
1.5. Conclusions
23
2. Problems of sampling the material
24
2.1. Sampling of material from the qualitative viewpoint
24
2.2. Sampling of material from the quantitative viewpoint
31
3. Some statistical and other characteristics common in quantitative linguistics
47
3.1. Frequency, rank, order
47
3.2. Mean
56
3.3. Variance and standard deviation
57
3.4. Frequency distribution
59
3.5. Coefficients
61
3.6. Correlation, correlation coefficient
63
3.7. Concepts of information theory, entropy, redundancy
65
3.8. Conclusions
66
III. The Main Areas of Quantitative Linguistics
67
1. Lexical statistics
67
1.1. The object of lexical statistics
67
1.2. Problems of methods of investigation
68
1.3. Selected publications on lexical statistics
82
1.4. Conclusions
100
2. Grammatical statistics
100
2.1. The object of grammatical statistics
100
2.2. Methods of research
101
2.3. The components of grammatical statistics
102
3. Semantic statistics
134
3.1. The object of semantic statistics
135
3.2. Methods of research
135
3.3. Selected publications on semantic statistics
140
3.4. Conclusions
144
IV. Other Domains of Quantitative Linguistics
145
1. Phonological statistics
145
1.1. The object of phonological statistics
145
1.2. Methods of research
146
1.3. Selected publications on phonological statistics
148
2. Graphemic statistics
155
2.1. The object of graphemic statistics
155
2.2. Methods of research
156
2.3. Selected publications on graphemic statistics
157
2.4. Conclusions
159
3. Stylistic statistics
160
3.1. The object of stylistic statistics
160
3.2. Methods of research
161
3.3. Selected publications on stylistic statistics
165
3.4. Conclusions
177
4. Typological statistics
177
4.1. The object of typological statistics
177
4.2. Methods of research
177
4.3. Selected publications in typological statistics
178
4.4. Conclusions
181
5. Statistics concerning the development of language(s)
181
5.1. The object of quantification
181
5.2. Research methods
181
5.3. Selected publications on statistics concerning the development of language(s)
183
5.4. Conclusions
188
6. Word-formation statistics
188
V. The Application of the Results of Quantitative Linguistics
190
1. Linguistic applications
190
2. Applications in education
192
2.1. Teaching the mother tongue
192
2.2. Foreign language teaching
195
3. Interdisciplinary applications
197
4. Technical applications
198
5. Conclusions
199
VI. Quantitative Linguistics and Computers
200
VII. Perspectives of Quantitative Linguistics
203
Notes
208
References
209
List of abbreviations of the analyzed texts and other language materials
239
List of other abbreviations
241
Name index
243
Subject index
248
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General