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Contributions to the Science of Text and Language

Word Length Studies and Related Issues

  • Peter Grzybek

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Simone Andersen, Gabriel Altmann
    Pages 91-115
  3. Gordana Antić, Emmerich Kelih, Peter Grzybek
    Pages 117-156
  4. Reinhard Köhler
    Pages 187-197
  5. Victor V. Kromer
    Pages 199-210
  6. Anatolij A. Polikarpov
    Pages 215-240
  7. Otto A. Rottmann
    Pages 241-258
  8. Ernst Stadlober, Mario Djuzelic
    Pages 259-275
  9. Udo Strauss, Peter Grzybek, Gabriel Altmann
    Pages 277-294
  10. Duško Vitas, Gordana Pavlović-Lažetić, Cvetana Krstev
    Pages 301-317
  11. Gejza Wimmer, Gabriel Altmann
    Pages 329-337
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 339-352

About this book


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.


Derivation Index corpus language semiotic subject text word

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Grzybek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GrazAustria

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