Contributions to the Science of Text and Language: Word Length Studies and Related Issues(Text, Speech and Language Technology)
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.