By Ioana Chitoran, Francois Pellegrino, Egidio Marsico, Christophe Coupe

Complexity ways, built in physics and biology for nearly twenty years, exhibit at the present time a massive strength for investigating difficult matters in Humanities and Cognitive Sciences and clearly within the research of language(s). Theoretical techniques that combine self-organization, emergence, non linearity, adaptive platforms, info conception, etc., have already been built to supply a unifying framework that sheds new mild at the duality among linguistic range at the one hand and exact cognitive ability of language processing nevertheless. however, lots of the linguistics literature written during this framework specializes in the syntactic point addressed via computational complexity or functionality optimization, whereas different linguistic elements were slightly neglected.In this context, the proposed quantity attracts on an interdisciplinary comic strip of the phonetics-phonology interface within the mild of complexity. Composed of numerous first-order contributions, it's going to accordingly be an important landmark on the time of the increase of a number of tasks linking complexity and linguistics all over the world.

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48 John J. Ohala Table 1. Confusion matrix from Winitz et al. (1972). Spoken syllables consisted of stop burst plus 100 msec of following transition and vowel; high-fidelity listening conditions. Numbers given are the incidence of the specified response to the specified stimulus. 58 I do actually believe that the degree of auditory distinctiveness plays some role in shaping languages’ segment inventories—especially when auditory distinctiveness is low. , nonteleologically), weeds out similar sounding elements through confusion which results in mergers and loss.

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