Some papers

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4 thoughts on “Some papers

    Chris said:
    April 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I read the “On Language Utility” paper and have a variety of comments which I’ll try to type up tomorrow, but I thought I’d check one thing. On page 5, under “Linking Processing Preferences…”, the first sentence reads “One interpretation of the finding that more surprising words are pronounced with shorter duration…”

    Am I misunderstanding, or did you mean to write “more predictable” or perhaps “less surprising”? Those would be consistent with the claims above it, if I’m understanding it correctly.

    BTW, I was a college writing teacher for 12 years…how sensitive are you to editorial/stylistic suggestions?

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      tiflo said:
      April 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

      Hey Chris, thanks. Yep, we meant the opposite – so I changed it now! I am glad you caught that. Further comments — including stylistic ones — are definitely welcome =) (but we may are bound by the requirements and the space limitations of the journal).

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    Jerid Francom said:
    April 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    The phrasing of the first sentence in footnote 1 on page 7 needs to be changed, as it stands there is a unconnected ‘is’ in: “It is arguably an appealing property of the above works that is avoids one of the pitfalls of frequency-based explanations of typological patterns.”

    Very nice summary of where we’ve been and what the next steps might be.

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      tiflo said:
      April 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      thanks =). that should be “it”

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