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Medieval Music and Language

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the music-language relationship in early chant. However, the larger context of the study is the evolution of a musical tradition in the medieval West. The music-language ... More


Music and language cognition compared I: Acquisition

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

The study of musical improvisation and how musicians acquire this skill allows for a comparison with language acquisition from the perspectives of both perceptual and productive competence. This ... More


Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370249
eISBN:
9780199852161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370249.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Is music a language? Does it communicate specific ideas and ... More


The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Aaron Berkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. An improviser must master a musical language to such a degree as to be able spontaneously to invent stylistically ... More


Language, music, and the brain: a resource-sharing framework

Aniruddh D. Patel

in Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses a theoretical framework for the cognitive study of music-language relations called resource sharing. Resource sharing makes a basic conceptual distinction between ... More


Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Patrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohmeier, John A. Hawkins, and Ian Cross (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The past fifteen years have witnessed an increasing interest in the comparative study of language and music as cognitive systems. Language and music are uniquely human traits, so it is not surprising ... More


Music and language cognition compared II: Production

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter compares music and language cognition with respect to production, examining improvisation and spontaneous speech from both theoretical and neurobiological perspectives. Cognition in ... More


Neural Correlates of Music Perception

Stefan Koelsch

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter provides an overview of neural correlates of music-syntactic and music-semantic processing, as well as of music-evoked emotions. These three aspects of music processing are often ... More


Constraints and freedom: Improvisation in music, language, and nature

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This concluding section explores the interactions of constraints, freedom, and style in improvisation, drawing on all of the materials discussed in previous chapters. These ideas are presented in ... More


Language and Music

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

in The Primacy of Grammar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explains the cognitive system of music to determine the “musilanguage hypothesis”, the evidence that supports the “musilanguage hypothesis” and what it means, the strong version of the ... More


Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Michael A. Arbib (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Through four key themes, this book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain and the crosstalk between them: (a) song and dance as a bridge between music and language; (b) ... More


Speaking of Music: A View across Disciplines and a Lexicon of Topoi

Keith Chapin and Andrew H. Clark

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Certain topoi recur frequently in discussions about music. These frequently concern the limits between language and music, or the ineffability of music, but conversely they can also extend into ... More


Language and Music Vitality: A Comparative Framework

Catherine Grant

in Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352173
eISBN:
9780199352210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352173.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the similarities and differences between language and music, specifically in relation to their viability. By developing a comparative framework to articulate these similarities ... More


Culture and Evolution

W. Ian Cross, Tecumseh Fitch, Francisco Aboitiz, Atsushi Iriki, Erich D. Jarvis, Jerome Lewis, Katja Liebal, Bjorn Merker, Dietrich Stout, and Sandra E. Trehub

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter captures extensive discussions between people with different forms of expertise and viewpoints. It explores the relationships between language and music in evolutionary and cultural ... More


Sharing and Nonsharing of Brain Resources for Language and Music

Aniruddh D. Patel

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Several theoretical and practical issues in cognitive neuroscience motivate research into the relations of language and music in the brain. Such research faces a puzzle. Currently, evidence for ... More


Musical literacy: Music as language

Chris Philpott

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744443
eISBN:
9780191805776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter aims to develop a foundational conception of musical literacy during childhood that underpins all wider musical literacies. This is approached through an analysis of the fundamental ways ... More


Multiple Levels of Structure in Language and Music

Sharon Thompson-Schill, Peter Hagoort, Peter Ford Dominey, Henkjan Honing, Stefan Koelsch, D. Robert Ladd, Fred Lerdahl, Stephen C. Levinson, and Mark Steedman

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

A forum devoted to the relationship between music and language begins with an implicit assumption: There is at least one common principle that is central to all human musical systems and all ... More


Action, Language, and Music: Events in Time and Models of the Brain

Michael A. Arbib, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, and Uwe Seifert

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Many accounts linking music and language to the brain represent the brain as a network of boxes, each of which has an active role in providing some resource, but once we move away from the auditory ... More


The Primacy of Grammar

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores in detail human language theories according to Noam Chomsky. It states that human languages are complex, porous, and moldable systems for the purpose of sociocultural development, ... More


The Intimate Nostalgia of Diné Country Music

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The introduction examines how Navajos strategically use sound, and speech and song in particular, in their social spaces and provides a history of country music performance on the Navajo Nation. ... More


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