Belver C. Griffith

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In listening to speech, one typically reduces the number and variety of the many sounds with which he is bombarded by casting them into one or another of the phoneme categories that his language allows. Thus, a listener will identify as b, for example, quite a large number of acoustically different sounds. Although these differences are likely to be many(More)
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Significant contacts among scientists within research specialties are generally infrequent and are distributed as an essentially random process, the pattern of most contacts conforming to a Poisson distribution. Extremely productive persons in a specialty, however, seem to form a separate distribution; they have a considerably higher number of contacts.