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Pokémonikers: A study of sound symbolism and Pokémon names
Sound symbolism flouts the core assumption of the arbitrariness of the sign in human language. The cross-linguistic prevalence of sound symbolism raises key questions about the universality versus… Expand
Entropy of Sounds: Sonnets to Battle Rap
- J. Ackerman
- Computer Science
We compare the conditional entropy of sequences of phonological patterns in lyrics and find that, in general, Battle Rap and Sonnets maintain noticeably lower entropy than other genres across sequence sizes, while lyrics from Electronic music and Hip-Hop display relatively high entropy. Expand