Interminables adolescences: les 12-30 ans, puberté, by Tony Anatrella

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We add the relative frequencies up to the given r to get F(r) = P(R ≤ r). Though the symbol P is commonly used for probability, we ‘misuse’ it here for relative frequencies. e. rrel = r/rmax . Since rmax = V , we obtain rrel = r/V . Let us illustrate this kind of counting, using Goethe’s Erlkönig (cf. Popescu & Altmann 2006). 14 presents the cumulative distribution of ranked word forms of Goethe’s Erlkönig; both relative ranks rrel , obtained by way of the vision of each r by V = 124, and the cumulative relative frequencies (Fr,rel ) are given.

E. 33% of the text. One can say that this is the coverage by auxiliaries. But as already mentioned, there can be some autosemantics among them, and vice versa, some auxiliaries are located after the h-point. 1 (p. 17). The half of this area relativized by N – which is the full area under the rank-frequency curve – will be subtracted from F(h) yielding a new index F(h) = F(h) − h2 . 1333, which represents the corrected h-coverage of Goethe’s text (G-17). This number is simply a proportion to which a constant is added, hence a construction of an asymptotic test does not present difficulties.

That point where y = 0. Inserting this value in the above formula, we obtain x = 4 = k, where k denotes both coordinates of the k-point. 5. It is a specific text characteristic, but it depends strongly on the vocabulary V which in turn depends on text length N. Nevertheless, we know that words from x = 1 to x = k are just the autosemantics making up the vocabulary richness. But before we define a new index, some notes on vocabulary richness are in order. 2 A second look at vocabulary richness The vocabulary richness of a given text is a problematic concept which suffers from the dependence of the majority of procedures on text length N.

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