|11 May 2007 - 13 May 2007||All day||Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge|
Ian Cross (CMS, Cambridge)
John Hawkins (RCEAL, Cambridge)
Patrick Rebuschat (RCEAL, Cambridge)
Martin Rohrmeier (CMS, Cambridge)
In recent years, the fields of linguistics, musicology, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary anthropology have witnessed an increased interest in the comparative study of music and language as cognitive systems. This conference aims to bring together major contributors from these areas of research in order to assess the progress made, and future directions to take, in this truly interdisciplinary enterprise, and to provide researchers and graduate students from diverse backgrounds with a unique forum for discussion.
The event is structured around four core areas in which the collaboration between music and language has proven to be particularly fruitful:
Structual comparisons between language and music
Evolution of language and music
Learning and processing of language and music
Neuroscience of language and music
The format of the event is designed to encourage discussion of theoretical models, empirical results, and methodological approaches to the investigation of musical and linguistic cognition.
The organisers would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH), the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE).