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statistical linguistics Line breaks: stat|is¦tic¦al lin|guis¦tics

Definition of statistical linguistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The application of statistical techniques to language analysis, typically using a large machine-readable corpus, in order to discover general principles of linguistic behaviour, genre difference, etc.
Example sentences
  • The issue relates very clearly to themes in statistical linguistics.
  • The basic information you need in statistical linguistics is the frequency of some items.
  • Typical examples are the ecological abundance of species, vocabularies in statistical linguistics, and patterns in archaeological artifacts.
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