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Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Patrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohmeier, John A. Hawkins, and Ian Cross

Abstract

The past fifteen 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 the mind and ... More

Keywords: language and music, cognitive systems, mind, psychology, computer science, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199553426
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Rebuschat, editor
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, USA

Martin Rohmeier, editor
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

John A. Hawkins, editor
Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis, University of California, USA and Psychology Professor, English and Applied Linguistics, Cambridge University , UK

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Front Matter

Section 1 Structural comparisons

Section 2 Evolution

Section 3 Learning and processing

Section 4 Neuroscience

Section 5 Conclusion

End Matter