نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 استادیار دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد.
2 کارشناسی ارشد زبانشناسی همگانی دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Frequency in linguistics like in other scientific fields has numerous applications and on this basis variety of definitions have been put forward. In this article what is meant by frequency is the number of times that a linguistic element appears in a text hence it involves statistical works. The purpose of this article is to study the Zyf’s law which is concerned with the relationship between the frequency and the length of the word and to apply this law to Farsi texts. For this purpose two texts, modern and old consisting of 1500 words have been selected and the impact of frequency on the length of dictionary and naghshi words have been analyzed. The outcome of this analysis supports the Zyf’l aw in the Persian language.