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Word length distributions in modern Welsh prose texts.

Wilson, Andrew (2003) Word length distributions in modern Welsh prose texts. Glottometrics, 6. ISSN 1617-8351

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Abstract

This paper examines the distribution of word lengths in 12 prose texts written in modern Welsh (a P-Celtic language). The texts belong to the genres of new articles and Bible translation. For all texts, the observed frequencies can best be fitted by the 1-displaced Singh-Poisson distribution. This differs from published results on a Q-Celtic language (Scottish Gaelic) and suggests a P-celtic/Q-Celtic difference in word-length distribution. Further work is required to investigate other genres of Welsh as well as the other P- and Q-celtic languages.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Glottometrics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 1413
Deposited By: Dr Andrew Wilson
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2008 10:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 00:03
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1413

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