Language and Music as Cognitive Systems by Patrick RebuschatLanguage and Music as Cognitive Systems by Patrick Rebuschat

Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

EditorPatrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohmeier, John A. Hawkins

Paperback | December 3, 2011

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The past 15 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 that this interest spans practically all branches of cognitive science, including psychology,computer science, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and education. Underlying the study of language and music is the assumption that the comparison of these two domains can shed light on the structural and functional properties of each, while also serving as a test case for theories of how themind and, ultimately, the brain work.This book presents an interdisciplinary study of language and music, bringing together a team of leading specialists across these fields. The volume is structured around four core areas in which the study of music and language has been particularly fruitful: (i) structural comparisons, (ii)evolution, (iii) learning and processing, and (iv) neuroscience. As such it provides a snapshot of the different research strands that have focused on language and music, identifying current trends and methodologies that have been (or could be) applied to the study of both domains, and outliningfuture research directions. This volume is valuable in promoting the investigation of language and music by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.With an ever increasing interest in both music cognition and language, this book will be valuable for students and researchers of psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and musicology.
Patrick Rebuschat is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.He is the editor of a forthcoming volume on Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition (with John Williams, de Gruyter).
Title:Language and Music as Cognitive SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pagesPublished:December 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199553424

ISBN - 13:9780199553426


Table of Contents

1. Preface2. Editors' General Introduction to the VolumeStructural Comparisons3. Editors' introduction to section4. Morris Halle and Nigel Fabb: Target article 15. Laura Dilley and Devin McAuley: Commentary6. Brechtje Post: Commentary7. Bert Vaux: Commentary8. Ian Roberts: Commentary9. Morris Halle and Nigel Fabb: Reply to commentsEvolution10. Editors' introduction to section11. W. Tecumseh Fitch: Target Article 212. Simon Kirby: Commentary13. Steven Mithen: Commentary14. Iain Morley: Commentary15. Elizabeth Tolbert: Commentary16. W. Tecumseh Fitch: Reply to commentsLearning and Processing17. Editors' introduction to section18. Jamshed Bharucha, Meagan Curtis, and Kaivon Paroo: Target Article 319. Zoltan Dienes, Catherine Jones, Gustav Kuhn, and Guo Xiuyan: Commentary20. Geraint Wiggins: Commentary21. John Willams: Commentary22. Jamshed Bharucha: Reply to commentsNeuroscience23. Editors' introduction to section24. Aniruddh Patel: Target Article 425. Stefan Koelsch: Commentary26. Jessican Grahn: Commentary27. Justin London: Commentary28. Aniruddh Patel: Reply to comments29. Isabelle Peretz: Target Article 530. Erika Skoe and Nina Kraus: Commentary31. Mireille Besson and Daniele Schon: Commentary32. Usha Goswami: Commentary33. Leigh VanHandel, Jennie L. Wakefield, and Wendy Wilkins: Commentary34. Isabelle Peretz: Reply to commentsConclusion35. Ian Cross: Conclusion