Rhythmicity or sonority: response to ember and ember's "cross-language predictors of consonant-vowel syllables"

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 102 Published In Pages: 844-848
By Munroe, Robert L., Fought, Carmen R., Fought, John G.


This article presents a reanalysis of a previous study on language rhythm and consonant-vowel syllables by Ember and Ember (2000). Communicative efficiency, climate, baby-holding, literacy, and mean number of syllables per word were all considered as factors in consonant-vowel syllable use.

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