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Title:
Menzerath-Altmann Law in Syntactic Dependency Structure
Author:
J√°n Mačutek: Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Slovakia Radek Čech: University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Czech Language, Czech Republic Jiř√≠ Milička: Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Comparative Linguistics, and Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Czech Republic
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2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy
Issue:
139
Article no.:
013
Pages:
100-107
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-09-13
ISBN:
978-91-7685-467-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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According to the Menzerath-Altmann law, there is a relation between the size of the whole and the mean size of its parts. The va-lidity of the law was demonstrated on rela-tions between several language units, e.g., the longer a word, the shorter the syllables the word consists of. In this paper it is shown that the law is valid also in syntactic depend-ency structure in Czech. In particular, longer clauses tend to be composed of shorter phrases (the size of a phrase is measured by the number of words it consists of).

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy

Author:
J√°n Mačutek, Radek Čech, Jiř√≠ Milička
Title:
Menzerath-Altmann Law in Syntactic Dependency Structure
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Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy

Author:
J√°n Mačutek, Radek Čech, Jiř√≠ Milička
Title:
Menzerath-Altmann Law in Syntactic Dependency Structure
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