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On Practicing

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter stresses that, assuming performers have mastered their instruments, the study of each piece of music must from the onset be directed toward its expressive content; each piece makes its ... More


The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken languages, that is ... More


Conclusion

David Maskell

in Racine

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151616
eISBN:
9780191672774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151616.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the seventeenth century, plays were bounded heavily by the power of language and verbal effects. However, Racine provided stage directions so that even deaf spectators would see and understand his ... More


The Musical Language: THE SONATA IN G MAJOR, K. 283

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the first movement of Mozart's Sonata in G Major, K. 283. Emphasis is given to gestural aspects of the music, including the dialogical treatment of ... More


Musical Meaning and Value

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the nature of auditory experience and shows how music might be seen as historically emergent from this. The theory is then linked to an account of emotion and gesture, and music ... More


Ritual Civility, Moral Practices of Interpersonal Exchange, and Symbolic Communication

Marc Gopin

in Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146509
eISBN:
9780199834235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146506.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Abrahamic and cultural processes of change have been neglected by elite diplomacy and conflict resolution efforts in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict (although possibly only at a conscious level). ... More


Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More


Music, Motion, and Subjectivity

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the ways in which sounds can specify motion, and the significance of this motion in music. Rather than considering motion in music to be metaphorical in nature, the chapter ... More


Prelinguistic Communication: Grunts as a Gateway to Language

Lorraine McCune

in How Children Learn to Learn Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177879
eISBN:
9780199870202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter evaluates the contribution of prelinguistic communication and the recognition of sound/meaning correspondence, emphasizing the importance of communicative grunts. Topics covered include ... More


The directed scratch: evidence for a referential gesture in chimpanzees? *

Simone Pika and John C. Mitani

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents observations that suggest wild chimpanzees use a gesture, the directed scratch, in a referential fashion. Directed scratches share two crucial components with homesign systems. ... More


Laterality and Human Speciation

Michael C. Corballis

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the relevance of cerebral asymmetry. Although cerebral asymmetries abound in non-human animals, there are still reasons to suppose that there may have been a single-gene ... More


Chapter Nine The Whodunit Game: The Mature Style of Billy Strayhorn

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the development in Strayhorn’s later arranging and composing. By the mid-1950s, Strayhorn had expanded his music writing with numerous individual elements into a mature and ... More


The Body in Gesture

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What role does embodiment play in the generation of language? This chapter examines this question by taking a close look at gesture in the previously discussed case of a deafferented subject (Chapter ... More


Discourse

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A discourse consists of usage events, and in the usage based approach linguistic units are seen as being abstracted from such events. Discourse is fundamentally interactive and necessarily dynamic. ... More


Et mea sunt populo saltata poemata saepe (Tristia 2.519): Ovid and the Pantomime *

Jennifer Ingleheart

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The strong visual appeal of Ovid's Metamorphoses has long invited comparison with the pleasures of pantomime, most influentially in a publication by Galinsky. In the study of Ovid's references from ... More


Performing Metrical Dissonances

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers a number of suggestions to performers of metrically dissonant music. It is important for performers to be aware of the location and scope of metrical dissonances in the works they ... More


Non-prehensile Skilled Movements

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses skilled hand movements that are non-prehensile. Such movements cover a diverse array of activities ranging from the gestures made as part of normal speech or as a substitute ... More


THE FIRST THREE STEPS IN SUPPLICATION

F. S. Naiden

in Ancient Supplication

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter deals with the first three steps. The treatment of the first step, the approach, is brief, but it shows the importance of the supplicandus and the need for the suppliant to choose among ... More


Grasping Language: Sign and the Evolution of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the gestural theories on the origin of language. It argues that the natural sign languages used by modern deaf people are fully modern languages in every ... More


Language in the Wild: Paleontological and Primatological Evidence for Gestural Origins

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses current knowledge about the linguistic or language-like behaviour of modern great apes, especially chimpanzees (including bonobos) and gorillas. Evidence supports the idea that ... More


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