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Comments on Jacques Guy's 'Lexicostatistics as Chess'

Black, Paul (2007). Comments on Jacques Guy's 'Lexicostatistics as Chess'. Australian Journal of Linguistics,27(1):77-79.

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Title Comments on Jacques Guy's 'Lexicostatistics as Chess'
Author Black, Paul
Journal Name Australian Journal of Linguistics
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 1
eISSN 1469-2996
Start Page 77
End Page 79
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language English
Field of Research 200406 - Language in Time and Space (incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology)
2004 - Linguistics
HERDC Category C4 - Journal Article - Letter or Note (internal)
Abstract As chess is to warfare, lexicostatistics is not an attempt to represent all details of language change, but rather only lexical replacement. Unlike chess lexicostatistics is statistical rather than deterministic.
Keywords lexicostatistics
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Additional Notes Accepted version pp.1-3.

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