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Linguistic laws in Catalan

Hernandez Fernandez, A.; Garrido, J.; Luque Serrano, Bartolome; González, I.
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Presentation of work at congresses
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11th International Quantitative Linguistics Conference
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Book of congress proceedings
QUALICO 2021: Quantitative approaches to universality and individuality in language: Tokyo 2021: book of abstracts
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Aplicacions de la lingüística quantitativa en el català.
RCO03080 Lingüística quantitativa
Catalan is a Romance language spoken in the Western Mediterranean by more than ten million people, with other small communities of speakers spread around the world. In a previous work, a methodology that does not require a previous segmentation of the signal was applied to directly study acoustic speech signals in sixteen different languages, including Catalan, and successfully recovering at levels even below the phoneme some well-known regularities of human communication. These patterns, also c...
Catalan, Linguistic laws, Menzerath-Altmann’s law, Physical hypothesis, Zipfian laws
Group of research
LARCA - Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability


  • Hernandez Fernandez, Antonio  (author and speaker )
  • Garrido Almiñana, Juan Maria  (author and speaker )
  • Luque Serrano, Bartolome  (author and speaker )
  • González Torre, Iván  (author and speaker )