Extended writing Linguistics Metaphor

10 ways in which music is like language and 8 (more important) ways in which it is not

People often talk about music as if it were language. Leonard Bernstein even recorded a series of lectures applying Chomsky’s theory of generative grammar to music. Chomsky himself answered a question on this in a not very satisfying manner. Some people can get very exercised over this. But it seems to me that a playing around with strengths […]