Modularité de la musique par rapport au langage dans l’étude du chant

Isabelle Peretz, professeure au département de psychologie de l’Université de Montréal, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en neurocognition de la musique et co-directeure et fondatrice du laboratoire international de recherche sur cerveau, musique et son (BRAMS) donnera le vendredi 6 mars à 15h en salle DS-1950 (UQAM, Pavillon DeSèves, métro Berri-UQAM) une conférence intitulée : “Modularité de la musique par rapport au langage dans l’étude du chant

Résumé (la conférence aura lieu en français) : A fundamental question that is currently hotly debated is : What does music share with language ? Focusing on this question leads to an emphasis on the similarities between language and music, sometimes to the point of scientists coming to believe that they are the same functions. However, as I have argued for 20 years, the divergences between music and speech are striking (e.g., Peretz and Morais, 1989 ; Peretz, 2006). These differences have crucial implications for the study of music in general, and its origins in particular.

In this talk, I will expand the modularity position to action rather than to perception. Modularity in perception has been treated in several prior papers (e.g., Peretz, 2001 ; Justus and Hutsler, 2005 ; McDermott and Hauser, 2005). By action, I mean singing and speaking. Here I will review the literature on these two major modes of vocal expression and discuss their respective modularity. First, I will first provide a brief background on the contemporary notion of modularity. Next, I will review the evidence for modularity in speaking and singing as arising from four sources : 1) neuropsychological dissociation ; 2) overlap in neuroimaging ; 3) interference effects ; and 4) domain-transfer effects. Finally, I will contrast the modularity position with the resource-sharing framework proposed by Patel (2003, 2008).

Pour plus d’informations, vous pouvez lire “Music, language and modularity in action“, Keynote paper for “Language and music as cognitive systems”edited by P. Rebuschat, Martin Rohrmeier, John Hawkins and Ian Cross. Oxford University Press.

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