Towards an ethology of song: categorization of musical behaviour

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Show simple item record Lehmann, Christian Welker, Lorenz Schiefenhövel, Wulf 2009-12-16T17:51:22Z 2009-12-16T17:51:22Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Lehmann, C., Welker, L. & Schiefenhövel, W. (2009). Towards an ethology of song: categorization of musical behaviour. Musicae Scientiae, Special issue 2009-2010, 321-338.
dc.description.abstract This paper deals with the differentiation and adaptive significance of musical, particularly singing behaviour. We discuss the relationship of speech and song and define song as a musical mode of speech. We argue for a focus on singing as the primary form of musical expression and discuss universal functions of singing as a mode of human communication and their possible adaptive significance. Starting from these universal capacities, from a number of recently discussed candidates for adaptive functions, and from the record of various cultural gender and biological sex differentiations related to music, a categorization of musical (particularly singing) behaviour, primarily based on sex differentiation, is proposed. en
dc.language.iso eng en
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dc.subject.other human ethology en
dc.subject.other song en
dc.subject.other musical behaviour en
dc.subject.other sex differences en
dc.subject.other adaptation en
dc.title Towards an ethology of song: categorization of musical behaviour en
dc.type Article en

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