This preliminary study supports the psycholinguistic theory that 1) there is a structured secondary sound symbolism in English, and that 2) it is still productive today and may play a role in the creation of neologisms as well as ensuring their survival (see Bergen, 2010: 52).A more in-depth usage-based analysis using sophisticated measurement tools is the next step in the study.From this table several important statistics can be derived.
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