domenica 20 maggio 2018

# lang: we pronounce words more slowly compared with verbs and sometimes pause

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.

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