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16 December 2014, Cognition@ILLC, Padraic Monaghan

Speaker: Padraic Monaghan
Title: Repetition in language and music: General or specific processes?
Date: Tuesday 16 December 2014
Time: 13:00-14:30
Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Abstract

Repetition has been described as a "design-feature" of music, in contrast to other forms of cultural communication such as language. However, repetition appears to be very very very prevalent in language, and not only for stylistic reasons, but it also seems to be critically important for language learning. In this talk, I provide an analysis of the extent to which repetition occurs within musical pieces as well as within conversation. I distinguish different levels of structure in music and language, and describe the nature of repetitions in those structures. The results provide some insight into how music and language relate to one another and the extent to which they are underwritten by general cognitive processes.

This is the first meeting of monthly seminar. The goal of the seminar is to create a joint platform to discuss cognition related research. It is organized jointly by three ILLC research groups: LoCo, LaLo, and LaCo. If you have some questions/suggestions please contact Jakub Szymanik at .

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