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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

Introduction

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

Section 1 Structural comparisons

Chapter 1 Introduction

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

Chapter 7 Response to commentaries

Nigel Fabb and Morris Halle

Section 2 Evolution

Chapter 8 Introduction

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

Section 3 Learning and processing

Chapter 15 Introduction

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

Chapter 16 Musical communication as alignment of brain states

Jamshed Bharucha, Meagan Curtis, and Kaivon Paroo

Chapter 17 Communicating structure, affect, and movement

Zoltán Dienes, Gustav Kuhn, Xiuyan Guo, and Catherine Jones

Chapter 20 Alignment of brain states: response to commentaries

Jamshed J. Bharucha, Kaivon Paroo, and Meagan Curtis

Section 4 Neuroscience

Chapter 21 Introduction

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

Chapter 29 What remains of modularity?

Mireille Besson and Daniele Schön

Chapter 31 Towards the role of working memory in pitch processing in language and music

Leigh VanHandel, Jennie Wakefield, and Wendy K. Wilkins

Section 5 Conclusion

End Matter