Cross–cultural universals and communication structures
Levinson, S. C. (2011). Cross–cultural universals and communication structures. Talk presented at the Ernst Strungmann Forum: Language, Music and the Brain. Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 2011-05-09 - 2011-05-13.
This paper approaches the issues surrounding the relationship between language and music tangentially, by arguing that the language sciences have largely misconstrued the nature of their object of study – when language is correctly repositioned as a quite elaborate cultural superstructure resting on two biological columns as it were, the relationship to music looks rather different.
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