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dc.contributor.authorBrandt, Anthony
Gebrian, Molly
Slevc, L. Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T21:15:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T21:15:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71882
dc.description.abstract Language is typically viewed as fundamental to human intelligence. Music, while recognized as a human universal, is often treated as an ancillary ability – one dependent on or derivative of language. In contrast, we argue that it is more productive from a developmental perspective to describe spoken language as a special type of music. A review of existing studies presents a compelling case that musical hearing and ability is essential to language acquisition. In addition, we challenge the prevailing view that music cognition matures more slowly than language and is more difficult; instead, we argue that music learning matches the speed and effort of language acquisition. We conclude that music merits a central place in our understanding of human development.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Music and early language acquisition
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Frontiers in Psychology
dc.subject.keywordmusic
language
language acquisition
childhood development
musical development
music cognition
definition of music
emergent modularity
dc.citation.volumeNumber 3
dc.contributor.publisher Frontiers Media
dc.embargo.terms none
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00327
dc.identifier.citation Brandt, Anthony, Gebrian, Molly and Slevc, L. Robert. "Music and early language acquisition." Frontiers in Psychology, 3, (2012) 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00327.


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