Text, Speech and Language Technology

Contributions to the Science of Text and Language

Word Length Studies and Related Issues

Editors: Grzybek, Peter (Ed.)

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This volume contains a collection of contributions to the science of language, focusing on the study of word length in particular. Within a synergetic framework, the word turns out to be a central linguistic unit, as is clearly outlined in the Editor’s preface. The book’s first chapter is an extensive introduction to the history and state of the art of word length studies.

The studies included unify contributions from three important linguistic fields, namely, linguistics and text analysis, mathematics and statistics, and corpus and data base design, which together give a comprehensive approach to the quantitative study of text and language and word length studies.

The broad spectrum of word length studies covered within this volume will be of interest to experts working in the fields of general linguistics, text scholarship and related fields, and, understanding language as one example of complex semiotic systems, the volume should be of interest for scholars from other fields as well.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks: On the Science of Language in Light of the Language of Science

    Grzybek, Peter

    Pages 1-14

  • History and Methodology of Word Length Studies

    Grzybek, Peter

    Pages 15-90

  • Information Content of Words in Texts

    Andersen, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 91-115

  • Zero-Syllablewords in Determiningword Length

    Antić, Gordana (et al.)

    Pages 117-156

  • Within-Sentence Distribution and Retention of Contentwords and function words

    Fenk, August (et al.)

    Pages 157-170

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contributions to the Science of Text and Language
Book Subtitle
Word Length Studies and Related Issues
Editors
  • Peter Grzybek
Series Title
Text, Speech and Language Technology
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4068-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4068-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4067-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4069-6
Series ISSN
1386-291X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 352
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