Quantitative verification of rank distribution of approximation dependence in concessive sentences: corpus-mathematical approach

Тугай, Олександра Миколаївна (2022) Quantitative verification of rank distribution of approximation dependence in concessive sentences: corpus-mathematical approach Вчені записки ТНУ імені В. І. Вернадського. Серія: Філологія. Журналістика, 33(72) (4(2)). pp. 37-44. ISSN 2710-4664

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Abstract

The presented article deals with the leading topical mathematical and linguistic methods of research within the framework of corpus analysis of texts, namely the automatically compiled corpus of universal concessive sentences realization in the written fiction texts of the British National Corpus. In terms of the corpus approach, the corresponding distributional and statistical data of the frequency of occurrence or usage and organization of the studied concessive sentences are calculated and obtained. The distribution of universal concessive sentences actualization in the British National Corpus is determined by the rank of the highest / lowest frequency of concessive conjunctions usage from conjunction still to conjunction howsoever as from the 1st to the 31st rank, taking into account the obtained quantitative indicators. Leading attention is also focused on the expediency and practicability of mathematical methods usage and creating mathematical models for solving certain linguistic problems in the corpus analysis of large arrays of texts and metadata. According to the Zipf’s method, the quantitative indicators of the rank distribution of the approximation dependence of universal clauses of concession, namely, frequency of concessive sentences’ occurrence from the rank of the conjunction of concession, are verified in the following configuration: the degree of distribution is identified as f (x) ≈ 166585, the coefficient of the degree of distribution is determined as γ ≈ 2.65, and accordingly, the coefficient of determination is obtained as R2 ≈ 0.83. According to the χ2 (chi-square) method, the indicator of the error of the sampling frequency of universal concessive sentences from the average or approximation dependence is determined as χ2 ≈ 1.15, which signals about a random deviation of the sampling frequency of the studied sentences with concessive conjunction implementation from the approximation dependence. The obtained accurate data, taking into account the calculations of the corpus analysis, reasonably prove the relevance of the involved mathematical methods for the calculation and quantitative verification of the rank distribution of the approximation dependence of the universal sentences of concession in the written fiction texts of the British National Corpus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: universal concessive sentence; corpus linguistics; quantitative verification; rank distribution; approximation dependence; British National Corpus
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: доцент Олександра Миколаївна Тугай
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 11:31
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 11:31
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/42194

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