[Lingtyp] transcribing songs in linguistics articles
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Thu Jun 10 18:32:05 UTC 2021
Morgan Sleeper of Macalaster College is writing a textbook for CUP (red
series) on “Language and Music” that covers relevant topics. He teaches a
course for both linguistics and music students, whose reference list may be
On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 at 19:26, Woodbury, Anthony C <
woodbury at austin.utexas.edu> wrote:
> Thanks Adam and Lev. An excellent specific example is:
> Barwick, Linda; Birch, Bruce & Evans, Nicholas. 2007. Iwaidja _Jurtbirrk_
> songs: Bringing language and music together. Australian Aboriginal Studies
> 2007/2: 6-34.
> Also by Linda: ‘Including music and the temporal arts in language
> documentation’, pp. 166-179 in Nick Thieberger, ed. (2012) The Oxford
> Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. OUP.
> And from a different era and perspective, there’s also this:
> Lerdahl, Fred & Jackendoff, Ray. 1983. A generative theory of tonal music.
> MIT Press.
> Basically, there are many ways of representing music, musical performance,
> and music in relation to speech, and these multiply even more when you
> consider work not only by linguists but also linguistic anthropologists and
> musicologists. The key is to think carefully about what facets of the
> overall ’text’ you want to consider, highlight, and analyze, and then
> devise perspicuous ways of showing it. One size does NOT fit all!
> On Jun 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM, lingtyp-request at listserv.linguistlist.org
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> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:36:36 -0700
> From: Lev Michael <levmichael at berkeley.edu>
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> Hi Adam,
> There is a lot of work on this topic by Americanist linguists and
> linguistic anthropologists influenced by the ethnopoetics tradition. There
> are many possible things to mention, but the two following collections will
> get you into that literature:
> Sherzer, J. and Woodbury, A.C. eds., 1987. Native American discourse:
> Poetics and rhetoric. Cambridge University Press.
> Sherzer, J. and Urban, G. eds., 2010. Native South American discourse.
> Walter de Gruyter.
> Tony Woodbury
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