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The origins of music
The origins of music

Author: edited by Nils Wallin, Bj�orn Merker, and Steven Brown. Merker, Bj�orn, ; ; Nils Lennart Wallin; Björn Merker; Steven Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Origins of music.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000
(DLC) 98054088
(OCoLC)40396102
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Nils Wallin, Bj�orn Merker, and Steven Brown. Merker, Bj�orn, ; ; Nils Lennart Wallin; Björn Merker; Steven Brown
ISBN: 9780262285698 026228569X 0585200068 9780585200064 0262731436 9780262731430
OCLC Number: 44963330
Language Note: English.
Notes: Consists of papers given at a workshop on the origins of music held in Fiesole, Italy, May 1997, the first of a series called Florentine Workshops in Biomusicology.
"A Bradford Book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 498 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I. The beginning. 1. An introduction to evolutionary musicology / by Steven Brown, Björn Merker and Nils L. Wallin --
II. Vocal communication in animals. 2. Prolegomena to a biomusicology / by Simha Arom --
3. Origins of music and speech : insights from animals / by Peter Marler --
4. Birdsong repertoires : their origins and use / by Peter J.B. Slater --
5. What's behind a song? the neural basis of song learning in birds / by Carol Whaling --
6. The sound and the fury : primate vocalizations as reflections of emotion and thought / by Marc D. Hauser --
7. Gibbon songs and human music from an evolutionary perspective / by Thomas Geissmann --
8. Social organization as a factor in the origins of language and music / by Maria Ujhelyi --
9. The progressively changing songs of humpback whales : a window on the creative process in a wild animal / by Katharine Payne --
III. Music, language, and human evolution. 10. Can biomusicology learn from language evolution studies? / by Derek Bickerton --
11. Toward an evolutionary theory of music and language / by Jean Molino --
12. Paleoneurology and the biology of music / by Harry Jerison --
13. Hominid brain evolution and the origins of music / by Dean Falk --
14. Fossil evidence for the origin of speech sounds / by David W. Frayer and Chris Nicolay --
15. New perspectives on the beginnings of music : archeological and musicological analysis of a Middle Paleolithic bone "flute" / by Drago Kunej and Ivan Turk. IV. Theories of music origin. 16. The "musilanguage" model of music evolution / by Steven Brown --
17. How music fixed "nonsense" into significant formulas : on rhythm, repetition, and meaning / by Bruce Richman --
18. Synchronous chorusing and human origins / by Björn Merker --
19. Evolution of human music through sexual selection / by Geoffrey Miller --
20. Simulating the evolution of musical behavior / by Peter Todd --
21. Antecedents of the temporal arts in early mother-infant interaction / by Ellen Dissanayake --
22. A neurobiological role of music in social bonding / by Walter Freeman --
V. Universals in music. 23. Human processing predispositions and musical universals / by Sandra Trehub --
24. The question of innate competencies in musical communication / by Michel Imberty --
25. An ethnomusicologist contemplates universals in musical sound and musical culture / by Bruno Nettl --
26. The necessity of and problems with a universal musicology / by François-Bernard Mâche --
VI. The end of the beginning. 27. Listening to music.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: edited by Nils Wallin, Björn Merker, and Steven Brown.

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