AA << study naturalistic speech from linguistically and culturally diverse populations from around the world >>
AA << show a robust tendency for slower speech before nouns as compared with verbs >>
Frank Seifart, Jan Strunk, et al. Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1800708115. May 14, 2018.
<< English is peculiar (..) It can never be representative of human language in general >> Frank Seifart
<< In the years to come, as society grows more complex, the number of nouns available to us may grow exponentially. The diversity of its speakers, not so much >>
Alan Burdick. Why Nouns Slow Us Down, and Why Linguistics Might Be in a Bubble. May 15, 2018.