It Means More If It Sounds Good: Yet Another Hypotheses Concerning the Evolution of Polysemous Words

Ivan Yamshchikov, Cyrille Saha, Igor Samenko, Jürgen Jost

Abstract

This position paper looks into the formation of language and shows ties between structural properties of the words in the English language and their polysemy. Using Ollivier-Ricci curvature over a large graph of synonyms to estimate polysemy it shows empirically that the words that arguably are easier to pronounce also tend to have multiple meanings.

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Yamshchikov I., Saha C., Samenko I. and Jost J. (2020). It Means More If It Sounds Good: Yet Another Hypotheses Concerning the Evolution of Polysemous Words.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS, ISBN 978-989-758-427-5, pages 143-148. DOI: 10.5220/0009582801430148


in Bibtex Style

@conference{complexis20,
author={Ivan Yamshchikov and Cyrille Saha and Igor Samenko and Jürgen Jost},
title={It Means More If It Sounds Good: Yet Another Hypotheses Concerning the Evolution of Polysemous Words},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS,},
year={2020},
pages={143-148},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009582801430148},
isbn={978-989-758-427-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk - Volume 1: COMPLEXIS,
TI - It Means More If It Sounds Good: Yet Another Hypotheses Concerning the Evolution of Polysemous Words
SN - 978-989-758-427-5
AU - Yamshchikov I.
AU - Saha C.
AU - Samenko I.
AU - Jost J.
PY - 2020
SP - 143
EP - 148
DO - 10.5220/0009582801430148