Grouping in the stressing of words, in metrical verse, and in music

Morris Halle, Nigel Fabb

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This chapter discusses grouping in the stressing of words, in metrical verse, and in music. It is part of a collection which is structured around four core areas in which the study of music and language has been particularly fruitful: (i) structural comparisons, (ii) evolution, (iii) learning and processing, and (iv) neuroscience. As such it provides a snapshot of the different research strands that have focused on language and music, identifying current trends and methodologies that have been (or could be) applied to the study of both domains, and outlining future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage and Music as Cognitive Systems
EditorsPatrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohrmeier, John Hawkins, Ian Cross
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-955342-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2011


  • words
  • metrical verse
  • music
  • poetry meter

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