Phonological vs. morphological complexity in 21 DoReCo languages

Corpus-based measures taken on 21 DoReCo data sets shed new light on an old puzzle: How are phonological and morphological complexity related? It turns out there is a positive typological correlation, specifically between syllable complexity and morphological synthesis, even if looking separately at nouns vs. verbs, and word-initial vs. word-final complexity. Why? Read all about it in Easterday, Stave, Allassonni√®re-Tang & Seifart’s newest Frontiers paper at https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.638659