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Music and the Evolution of Language

  • By: W. Tecumseh Fitch
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The relationship between music and language has inspired discussion and controversy for centuries. Like language, music is a human universal, found in all cultures, and human infants appear to be born with considerable musical abilities. Research on congenital amusia (a severe, ...