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Pokémonikers: A study of sound symbolism and Pokémon names
- Stephanie S. Shih, Jordan Ackerman, Noah Hermalin, Sharon Inkelas, Darya Kavitskaya
- 3 March 2018
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…
Why don't cockatoos have war songs?
- Cody Moser, Jordan Ackerman, Alex Dayer, Shannon Proksch, P. Smaldino
- Biology, PsychologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
- 30 September 2021
It is argued that group level traits and highly variable cultural niches can explain the diversity of human song, but the target articles' accounts are insufficient to explain such diversity.
Entropy of Sounds: Sonnets to Battle Rap
- Jordan Ackerman
The conditional entropy of sequences of phonological patterns in lyrics is compared and it is found 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.