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Mechanisms such as these appear to help lower information corruption during long range communication, especially during pre-writing eras. It helps the reciter narrow down the possibilities of successive words/sentances.

Are these generally recognized as forms of error detection and correction?

Is there any formal work in this area? Any analysis of linguistic and/or brain evolution?

It seems implied by in this section: Oral tradition (Transmission).

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    These are not just error correction codes; they're sources of predictable redundancy, like the vast majority of language phenomena. Language is phonological, and so is language memory; hence aural mnemonics of all kinds have been always prominent in human experience. Poetry is far more structured than simply rhyme and alliteration -- even a short poem like Williams' "Red Wheelbarrow" has layer after layer of phonological (and grammatical, and lexical) structure. See Ross's analysis of it, for instance. – jlawler Nov 11 '16 at 15:26

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