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ERIC Number: EJ228009
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
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Irregular Sound Change due to Frequency in Latin.
Manczak, Witold
Language Sciences, v2 n1 p62-68 Mar 1980
The size of linguistic elements (morphemes, words or word groups) varies proportionately with their frequency. Because word frequency is unstable, this balance can be disturbed. When elements become too long in relation to their frequency, they are reduced. Examples from Latin illustrate the theory. (PMJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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