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On Valid Tests of Linguistic Hypotheses

  • D. D. Kosambi


Although it is not clear if they knew each other, the linguist Zipf who graduated in 1923 was a near-contemporary of DDK’s at Harvard.


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    G.K. Zipf, The psychobiology of Language (1936).Google Scholar
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    Martin Joos, Language, vol. XII (1936), pp. 196–210.Google Scholar
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    G.K. Zipf, Language, vol. XIII (1937), pp. 60–70.Google Scholar
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    Jerzy Neyman, Annals of Mathematical Statistics, vol. X (1939), pp. 35–57.Google Scholar

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  • D. D. Kosambi
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  1. 1.Fergusson CollegePoonaIndia

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