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On Some Axioms about Sentence Length

D. L. Olmsted
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Vol. 43, No. 1 (Mar., 1967), pp. 303-305
DOI: 10.2307/411399
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/411399
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On Some Axioms about Sentence Length
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Abstract

Some postulates concerning the length of sentences, as advanced by Noam Chomsky, are considered in the light not only of grammatical possibilities, but also of behavioral probabilities; and certain implications for linguistic theory are suggested.

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