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Word Length
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Although the graphic representation of Modern Chinese in the form of Chinese characters, which does not feature word separators like blanks, seems to suggest otherwise, it is a well-known fact that its lexicon – like those of most other languages – contains words of different lengths. However, when studying word length, it is necess…

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Cornelia SCHINDELIN, “Word Length”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000060>
First published online: 2015

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