Let $\xi_1,\xi_2\ldots$ be a sequence of i.i.d.random variables, and consider the elementary symmetric polynomial $S ^(k)(n)$ of order $k =k(n)$ of the first $n$ elements $\xi_1\ldots,\xi_n$ of this sequence. We are interested in the limit behavior of $S^(k) (n)$ with an appropriate transformation if $k(n)/n\rightarrow\alpha, 0<\alpha<1$. Since $k(n)\rightarrow\infty$ as $n\rightarrow\infty$, the classical methods cannot be applied in this case and new kinds of results appear.We solve the problem under some conditions which are satisfied in the generic case. The proof is based on the saddlepoint method and a limit theorem for sums of independent random vectors which mayhave some special interest in itself.
"The Limit Behavior of Elementary Symmetric Polynomials of i.i.d. Random Variables When Their Order Tends to Infinity." Ann. Probab. 27 (4) 1980 - 2010, October 1999. https://doi.org/10.1214/aop/1022874824