Folk Song Style and Culture • American Association for the Advancement of Science • Washington, D.C. • Published In • Pages: 117-169 •
By Lomax, Alan
". . . as far as songs are concerned, there is a distinct [positive] relationship between [social complexity, and] explicitness, the number of consonantal distinctions used, and the location of these distinctions in the mid- and front-enunciatory regions" (146).