Definition of Lexicostatistics

1. Noun. A statistical technique used in glottochronology; used to estimate how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language.

Generic synonyms: Etymology
Derivative terms: Lexicostatistic



Definition of Lexicostatistics

1. Noun. Statistical estimation of the degree of linguistic divergence between two languages, based on the proportion of cognates. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lexicostatistics

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lexicology
lexicometry
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lexicostatistics (current term)
lexicosyntactic
lexicosyntactic pattern
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Literary usage of Lexicostatistics

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1. An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment by Isidore Dyen, Joseph B. Kruskal, Paul Black (1992)
"1.6 lexicostatistics and the Comparative Method lexicostatistics is little more than a statistical application of the comparative method. ..."

2. Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment: Transactions, APS by Isidore Dyen (2007)
"1.6 lexicostatistics and the Comparative Method lexicostatistics is little more than a statistical application of the comparative method. ..."

3. The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade: A Record of Voyages by William T. Wawn (1893)
""lexicostatistics in Comparative Linguistics", Lingua. 13: 230-239. 'Ancient Stone Implements from ... 2): 50-66. 'lexicostatistics So Far', CA, 1: 3-44. ..."

4. Afrika und √úbersee by Carl Meinhof (1845)
"I recommend this section as a model for the application of lexicostatistics with the Method of Resemblances (Heine, 1974). The second section provides the ..."

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