Studies on Zipf's law

@article{Stephens1984StudiesOZ,
  title={Studies on Zipf's law},
  author={Laurence D. Stephens and Henri Guiter and M. V. Arapov},
  journal={Language},
  year={1984},
  volume={60},
  pages={445}
}
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