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Empirics of the Urban Structure and Its Evolution

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the empirics of urban structure and evolution. It first considers Zipf's law for cities and the vibrant exchanges both over theory and empirics pertaining to it. It then ... More


Cities as Six-by-Six-Mile Squares: Zipf's Law?

Thomas J. Holmes and Sanghoon Lee (eds)

in Agglomeration Economics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297897
eISBN:
9780226297927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A question in urban economics that has attracted much attention is the extent to which the size distribution of cities obeys Zipf's law. This chapter considers a new approach to looking at population ... More


Communication and Language

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Communication in animal swarms is restricted to concrete events in the present. The collective development of language provided humanity with a new tool to register and communicate past and future ... More


The Inevitability of Rules

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A review of statistical facts of language especially morphology and children’s acquisition of morphology with focus on productivity. Contrary to popular beliefs, productivity should be understood as ... More


Frequency

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Different elements of a language, be they words, sounds, phrases, or constructions, exhibit characteristic and stable frequencies. All kinds of psycholinguistic tasks show that speakers ‘know’ these ... More


What Is a Word?

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the various concepts represented by the term “word” and examines whether the lexicon of a language is a finite set. It shows that the lexicon is dynamic—that is, a small ... More


Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Guanghua Wan and Ming Lu (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book offers a systematic and comparative study on urbanization and urban development in China and India. Contributed by a team of top experts from China and India, it contains original research ... More


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