complexity measures

J. Kanze kanze at
Sun Jan 18 22:44:15 UTC 1998

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Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv at> writes:
|>  Can we get a more objective measure of "language complexity"?
Globally, I don't think so.  It's a problem of comparing apples to
oranges.  Is a language with few phonemes but a complex morphology more
complex or less complex than a language with a complex phonemic system
but simple morphology?
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