Synergetic Properties of Chinese Verb Valency

  title={Synergetic Properties of Chinese Verb Valency},
  author={Song Gao and Hongxin Zhang and Haitao Liu},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Linguistics},
This paper analyses the 500 most frequent verbs in contemporary Chinese and investigates their synergetic properties. The results show that the rank-frequency distributions of both valency and polysemy abide by a power-law distribution and that valency and polysemy of these verbs abide by the Good distribution and the positive negative binomial distribution respectively. Statistical analysis indicates that the greater valency a verb has, the greater polysemy, frequency and polytextuality can be… CONTINUE READING

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