Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Sound elements: pitch and timbre
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Musical Sound Systems
2.3 Linguistic Sound Systems
2.4 Sound Category Learning as a Key Link
2.5 Conclusion

Chapter 3. Rhythm
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Rhythm in Music
3.3 Rhythm in Speech
3.4 Interlude: Rhythm in Poetry and Song
3.5 Non-Periodic Aspects of Rhythm as A Key Link
3.6 Conclusion

Chapter 4. Melody
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Melody in Music: Comparisons to Speech
4.3 Speech Melody: Links to Music
4.4 Interlude: Musical and Linguistic Melody in Song
4.5 Melodic Statistics and Melodic Contour as Key Links
4.6 Conclusion

Chapter 5. Syntax
5.1 Introduction
5.2 The Structural Richness of Musical Syntax
5.3 Formal Differences and Similarities between Musical and Linguistic Syntax
5.4 Neural Resources for Syntactic Integration as a Key Link
5.5 Conclusion

Chapter 6. Meaning
6.1 Introduction
6.2 A Brief Taxonomy of Musical Meaning
6.3 Linguistic Meaning In Relation To Music
6.4 Interlude: Linguistic and Musical Meaning in Song
6.5 The Expression and Appraisal of Emotion As A Key Link
6.6 Conclusion

Chapter 7. Evolution
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Language and Natural Selection
7.3 Music and Natural Selection
7.4 Music and Evolution: Neither Adaptation nor Frill
7.5 Beat-Based Rhythm Processing As a Key Research Area
7.6 Conclusion


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