Zipf on language change/structure
pustetrm at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 20 22:06:23 UTC 2002
--- Matt Shibatani <matt at RICE.EDU> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> In connection to the recent posting by Bill
> Croft and the recent
> interest in a usage-based explanation of language
> change-frequency inter
> alia (Bybee and Hopper 2001)-I would like to know
> how Zipf's early work on
> frequency and language structure has been
> (re)assessed, if at all.
You might want to have a look at the following
Pustet, R. (forthcoming). "Zipf and his heirs."
Pustet, R. (2002). "Discourse frequency and language
change." Paper presented at CSDL 6, Houston, TX, Oct
Since these papers are not published (yet), I could
send them to you as attachments, if you like.
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