Musical Languages

By: Swain, Joseph P.

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230pp, illustrations, music examples. 'How is music like language, and so what if it is? ' Using this double-barrelled question as a starting point, Joseph Swain takes us to the crossroads where the philosophy and theory of music meet the worlds of linguistics, perception, cognition, meaning and poetry. He reviews the age-old analogy between music and language in the light of the latest advances in modern linguistics and cognitive psychology, showing how this new knowledge about spoken language can explain our experience of music.

Title: Musical Languages

Author Name: Swain, Joseph P.

Categories: Classical Music,

Publisher: New York, Norton: 1997

ISBN Number: 0393040798

ISBN Number 13: 9780393040791

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 6194

Keywords: Classical Music Musicology,