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Sprachgesetze, verbatimally laws of language, are stochastic statements about features of a language based on empirical evaluation of a corpus.

The Sprachgesetze I found are mainly quantitative statements about features on syntactic (piotrowki-law) or lexical level. Do you know of any Sprachgesetz concerning semantics?

  • I'm unfamiliar with this term. Is it something like a conversational maxim? – curiousdannii Nov 19 '14 at 4:36
  • I find quite a few unusual terms in this question. Which one are you asking about @curiousdannii? – hippietrail Nov 20 '14 at 5:46
  • "Sprachgesetze" was the main one. But yes there are lots of other obscure words. And confusingly its German Wikipedia page and its linked English Wikipedia page seem to be about completely different things. – curiousdannii Nov 20 '14 at 5:48
  • there is "law of quantitative linguistics", but i do not know if it is a fixed term in english language. – meireikei Nov 21 '14 at 0:40
  • @meireikei Please edit this to define the terms you are using. – curiousdannii Nov 21 '14 at 10:53
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There are some laws concerning polysemy. Please look at: http://lql.uni-trier.de/index.php/Main_Page

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    We don't allow answers that are little more than links. Please edit this to summarise that page for us. :) – curiousdannii Nov 19 '14 at 7:06

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