The Mechanical Questions 
of Statistical Syntactic Research

What Counts, How, and So What?

Note: The following links are to "working documents." As I add new analyzed texts to this research area, I will continue to revise these "discussion" areas. 

FYI: Each of the items to the left (below) is a link 
to a separate document. 
Indented items are links to places within documents.

Topic Intro What Counts Theory Problems
Words        Garbles
Main Clauses        
Words per Main Clause
 Intro    Theory  
Prepositional Phrases        
P Phrases per Main Clause
% of Words in P Phrases
Sub Clauses in P Phrases
Gerunds in P Phrases
Subordinate Clauses       Sub Clause or Prep Phrase?

Semi-Reduced Clauses

Sub Clauses per Main Clause
Levels of Embedding
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