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quantitative linguistics

Syllabification: quan·ti·ta·tive lin·guis·tics

Definition of quantitative linguistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The comparative study of the frequency and distribution of words and syntactic structures in different texts.
Example sentences
  • He has published three books and more than thirty articles and chapters, focussing mainly on corpus linguistics, content analysis, and quantitative linguistics.
  • The first plans for and work on a bibliography of quantitative linguistics began in 1981, under the pressure of the increasing interest in this area of research world-wide.
  • In recent years, Quantitative Linguistics has undergone a rapid and promising development, with respect to both theory and application, and quantitative methods are constantly gaining importance in all branches of language and text research.

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