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Academic Paper

Title: Opredelenie Mest Poseleniya Drevnikh Slavian Grafoanaliticheskim Metodom (The Determination of Habitats of Ancient Slavs by a Graphic-Analytical Method)
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Author: Valentyn Stetsyuk
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Institution: 3F Limited
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: The article describes my own graphic-analytical method. The idea of the method consists in geometrical interpretation of interrelations between cognate languages on the basis of quantitative estimation of mutual linguistic units in pairs of languages within one language family or group. The larger cognation of languages is usually connected with the greater amount of mutual linguistic units and these are just mutual words that are most suitable for statistical processing. This method is based on a supposition that the inverse proportionality exists between the amount of mutual words in a pair of languages and the distance between natural habitats where these languages were formed.

Further, an example of applying of this method is given for the Slavic languages. By comparison of the resulting graphical model of their relationship and a map, the territory, where the Slavic languages were arisen, has been found.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR. Seriya literatury i yazyka. Tom LXIV. Nr.1. – (In Russian) – Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR: Studies in Literature and Language Volume LXIV:1, Moscow. 1987.
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