Language vs. music

Sabor Tumbao

I had collected these links a few years ago, and saved them with a note that said “I’d like to think a little about this, before starting to read.”  Still haven’t given much thought, and still haven’t read any of them.

Some issues I keep coming back to: The similarity/relation between the way we parse melodic and rhythmic structure and the way we parse language. The relations between linguistic intonation, emotion, and musical intervals/mini-phrases. (Is this where we will find the roots of melody?) Intonation/melody in other animals.

Some papers, books, talks:

Places, people: