ERIC Number: ED098814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
The Counting of Words: A Review of the History, Techniques and Theory of Word Counts with Annotated Bibliography.
DeRocher, James E.; And Others
As part of a continuing project of language analysis, SURC presents an essay on the nature and history of frequency counts. The first section deals with the history of such counts and traces them from Early Hellenic times to the present. Section 2 is an analysis of techniques used and describes the capabilities and limitations of frequency counts taken in both English and foreign languages. Section 3 is an analysis of the statistical lawfulness of vocabulary distributions and presents a comparison and evaluation of the theoretical models used to describe vocabulary distributions. Section 4 is an annotated bibliography with an author index provided. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computational Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Etymology, Language Research, Mathematical Linguistics, Structural Analysis, Vocabulary, Word Frequency, Word Lists
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. AD-775 922, MF-$1.45; HC-$18.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.