sentence length

The examination of sentence and word length in the writing of Roman Ivanychuk

The article is dedicated to one of the most important areas of quantitative studies of language and speech that is the study of information and statistical properties of text. The length of sentences and words was calculated in the works of R. Ivanychuk. Received results were compared to the similar figures in Ukrainian prose.

Statistical distribution and fluctuations of sentence lengths in Ukrainian, Russian and English corpor

We have studied statistical distributions of the frequency of sentences over their length for Ukrainian, Russian and English corpora and found the average sentence lengths in terms of linguistic signs, letters and words. It has been shown that the tails of the statistical distributions are satisfactorily described by the exponential function or the related ones, which is consistent with random nature of the sentence length.