Research seminars on music and language [part of Society section]

Franco, Fabia and Brunswick, Nicola and De Mornay Davies, Paul (2010) Research seminars on music and language [part of Society section]. Psychologist, 23 (11). pp. 913-914. ISSN 0952-8229

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Abstract

Middlesex University’s Language & Communication Research Group won the 2009 BPS seminar competition to hold a series of seminars entitled ‘Music of Language, Language of Music’ exploring new directions in the study of language and music. These share many features: both are composed of sub-units organised according to conventional rules; both vary pitch, temporal and rhythmic features to convey meaning; they utilise specific writing systems; and they organise coordinated or joint social actions. However, the debate is still open concerning the evolutionary relationship between language and music, their boundaries (what is unique and specific to each) and whether or not they belong to separate domains/modules. Such issues are being explored through these seminars, with a focus on: 1. Development and Evolution; 2. Meaning and Entrainment; 3. Literacy and Interaction/Pragmatics.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
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