A Language for Musical Qualia

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dc.creator Zentner, Marcel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T01:49:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T01:49:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Empirical Musicology Review, v7 n1-2 (Jan-Apr 2012), 80-83 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1559-5749
dc.identifier.other EMR0000138b
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/52983
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52983
dc.description.abstract In this commentary I build on Phil Barnard’s distinction of implicational and propositional meanings as an incentive to explore possibilities for bridging the two types of meanings. I argue that, contrary to the claim that musical experiences are ineffable, the subtle implicational meanings that make up the experiential richness of musical qualia may be amenable to linguistic description and objectification, provided that a suitable language is being used. Taking music-evoked emotional experiences as an example, I sketch the contours of such a language and also discuss criteria by which the suitability of a language to characterize musical qualia may be evaluated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Empirical Musicology Review en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EMR0000138b en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject linguistic description en_US
dc.subject emotive vocabulary en_US
dc.subject qualia en_US
dc.title A Language for Musical Qualia en_US
dc.type Article en_US