LINGUIST List 26.2502

Fri May 15 2015

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-May-2015
From: Philippe Schlenker <>
Subject: The Music/Language Connection
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The Music/Language Connection

Date: 21-May-2015 - 21-May-2015
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Philippe Schlenker
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:


While the connection between music and language has been the object of speculations of
all sorts for quite a few centuries, it has recently become the object of detailed scientific
investigations, both formal and experimental (see for instance Patel's relatively recent
survey of some relevant results). In particular, Lerdahl and Jackendoff's Generative Theory
of Tonal Music as well as Lerdahl's more recent work gave a subtle and articulated
assessment of which modules are shared between language and music, and which are
not. This workshop, hosted by the NYU Linguistics Department, seeks to foster interaction
among researchers with an interest in this question in the New York area.

Program and Location:

External Speakers:

Mary Farbood (Assistant Professor, Music Technology, NYU)
John Halle (Director of Studies in Music Theory and Practice, Bard College)
Fred Lerdahl (Professor, Department of Music, Columbia University)
Panayotis Mavromatis (Associate Professor, Music Theory, NYU)
David Poeppel (Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU)
Martin Rohrmeier (Associate Professor of Systematic Musicology and Music Cognition,
Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft, Technische Universität Dresden)

with the additional participation of Ray Jackendoff as an informal commentator.

Organizers/Internal Speakers:

Philippe Schlenker (Senior Researcher, Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; Global Distinguished
Professor, NYU)
Jonah Katz (Assistant Professor, West Virginia University)
Songhee Kim (Graduate Student, NYU Linguistics)
Hugo Dumoulin (Student, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris; visiting student, NYU
with the support of ERC project FRONTSEM

Note: Attendance is free, but is imperative that attendees register in advance on the
workshop homepage.

Program and Location:

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