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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


Musical Meaning in a Broader Perspective

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We discuss several notions of musical meaning that do not accord with linguistic or semiological frameworks. Whereas accounts trying to reduce formal meaning to linguistic or semiological meaning are ... More


Hjelmslev's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses Louis Hjelmslev's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's distinction between lange and parole. Hjelmslev believed that this distinction represented Saussure's teaching ... More


The Miracle Accounts

Alexander O'Hara

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a semiological interpretation of the reading of miracle accounts in Jonas’s hagiography in seeking to understand the function that these accounts played within the texts. It ... More


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