Discovering systematicity (Arbitrariness in language, pt. 3)

Language is mostly arbitrary, but there are patterns of systematicity both within and across languages. As discussed previously, arbitrariness and systematicity seem to play unique roles in improving both the learnability and communicative utility of a language. So how can we, as researchers, quantify the degree of arbitrariness and systematicity in a language? And how … Continue reading Discovering systematicity (Arbitrariness in language, pt. 3)