By Fred Lerdahl
This publication explores the relationships among language, tune, and the mind by means of pursuing 4 key subject matters and the crosstalk between them: tune and dance as a bridge among track and language; a number of degrees of constitution from mind to behaviour to tradition; the semantics of inner and exterior worlds and the function of emotion; and the evolution and improvement of language. The e-book bargains especially commissioned expositions of present examine available either to specialists throughout disciplines and to non-experts. those chapters give you the history for reviews by way of teams of experts that chart present controversies and destiny instructions of analysis on every one theme.
The e-book seems past mere auditory event, probing the embodiment that hyperlinks speech to gesture and track to bounce. The examine of the brains of monkeys and songbirds illuminates hypotheses at the evolution of mind mechanisms that aid song and language, whereas the learn of babies calibrates the developmental timetable in their capacities. the result's a distinct ebook that would curiosity any reader looking to examine extra approximately language or song and may charm specifically to readers intrigued by means of the relationships of language and track with one another and with the brain.
ContributorsFrancisco Aboitiz, Michael A. Arbib, Annabel J. Cohen, Ian move, Peter Ford Dominey, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Leonardo Fogassi, Jonathan Fritz, Thomas Fritz, Peter Hagoort, John Halle, Henkjan Honing, Atsushi Iriki, Petr Janata, Erich Jarvis, Stefan Koelsch, Gina Kuperberg, D. Robert Ladd, Fred Lerdahl, Stephen C. Levinson, Jerome Lewis, Katja Liebal, Jônatas Manzolli, Bjorn Merker, Lawrence M. Parsons, Aniruddh D. Patel, Isabelle Peretz, David Poeppel, Josef P. Rauschecker, Nikki Rickard, Klaus Scherer, Gottfried Schlaug, Uwe Seifert, Mark Steedman, Dietrich Stout, Francesca Stregapede, Sharon Thompson-Schill, Laurel Trainor, Sandra E. Trehub, Paul Verschure