Chapter published in:Language and Text: Data, models, information and applications
Edited by Adam Pawłowski, Jan Mačutek, Sheila Embleton and George Mikros
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 356] 2021
► pp. 177–194
Phonological properties as predictors of text success
In this study, the relation of phoneme structure and success rate of Czech texts is investigated. The study is based upon two phenomena: (1) the beauty-in-averageness effect and (2) the euphony principle. The main objective is to examine whether one or the other prevails in the perception of written text, whether they interact in some way, or whether the phoneme structure has no major effect on the text’s appeal to the readers. Several phoneme groups, both vowel and consonant, are focused on.
Keywords: quantitative linguistics, corpus, phonology, phonetics, internet mediated communication, euphony, beauty in averageness, statistical study of literary vocabulary, Czech
- 1.1Beauty-in-averageness effect
- 1.2Effect of euphony
- 1.3Spoken data vs. written corpora
- 3.1Observed units
- 3.2Success rate
Published online: 22 December 2021
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