Quantifying the functional load of phonemic oppositions, distinctive features, and suprasegmentals


Languages convey information using several methods, and rely to different extents on different methods. The amount of reliance of a language on a method is termed the ’functional load’ of the method in the language. The term goes back to early Prague School days (Mathesius, 1929; Jakobson, 1931; Trubetzkoy, 1939), though then it was usually taken to refer… (More)


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