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Conceptualizing Music

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195140231
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.001.0001

Series: AMS Studies in Music

Conceptualizing Music

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This book shows how recent work in cognitive science, especially that developed by cognitive linguists and cognitive psychologists, can be used to explain how we understand music. The book focuses on three cognitive processes: categorization, cross-domain mapping, and the use of conceptual models, and explores the part these play in theories of musical organization. The first part of the book provides a detailed overview of the relevant work in cognitive science, framed around specific musical examples. The second part brings this perspective to bear on a number of issues with which music scholarship has often been occupied, including the emergence of musical syntax and its relationship to musical semiosis, the problem of musical ontology, the relationship between words and music in songs, and conceptions of musical form and musical hierarchy.

Keywords: categorization; cross-domain mapping; conceptual models; music organization; musical syntax; musical semiosis; musical ontology; words and music; musical form; musical hierarchy

Book.  376 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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CATEGORIZATION in Conceptualizing Music

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CROSS‐DOMAIN MAPPING in Conceptualizing Music

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CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND THEORIES in Conceptualizing Music

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