Browsing by Author "Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy"
Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Lusseau, David; Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Hsu, Minna J.; Semple, Stuart (Wiley, 2013)
Open AccessA key aim in biology and psychology is to identify fundamental principles underpinning the behavior of animals, including humans. Analyses of human language and the behavior of a range of non-human animal species have ...
The law of brevity in macaque vocal communication is not an artifact of analysing mean call durations Semple, Stuart; Hsu, Minna J.; Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2013-07-04)
Open AccessWords follow the law of brevity, i.e. more frequent words tend to be shorter. From a statistical point of view, this qualitative definition of the law states that word length and word frequency are negatively correlated. ...