Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Descriptions of Music and Language

  3. Speech and Music Performance

  4. Voice and Instruments

  5. Cognitive and Perceptual Aspects

  6. Neurophysiological Aspects

  7. Speech and Music Combined

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 447-468

About this book


Speech/language and music are the two main forms of systematic human communication using acoustic signals. This implies that there are interesting and thought-provoking parallels between these areas, which may contribute towards our understanding of the processing and perception of auditory signals. This book reviews the relevant research fields, and includes speech and music examples on CD to help the reader to appreciate the sound characteristics discussed. Areas covered are: descriptions of music and language; speech and music performance; voice and instruments; cognition and perception; neurophysiology; combining speech and music.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Sundberg
    • 1
  • Lennart Nord
    • 1
  • Rolf Carlson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Speech Comm & Music AcousticsRoyal Inst. of TechnologyStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Wenner-Gren Center 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-12672-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-12670-5
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