The fundamental areas of this research, which has been published by the Editorial Universidad de Granada with the title “El canto del lenguaje. Representación de los prosodemas en la escritura alfabética” (The song of language. Representation of prosodemes in alphabetic writing), are the following: traditional conceptions about each prosodeme, training and doctrines about their written representation and the survival of these doctrines and training in linguistics and in previous writing, as well as rhythmical and tonal factors which delimit other major articulations of speech and the graphic signs with which they are represented in writing.
The SAMAG group (Studium de antiquis musicis artibus Granatense) , which is headed by Professor Jesús Luque Moreno, from the Department of Latin Philology of the University of Granada, focuses its work in this field of study.
”This book refers to music, which involves language, which itself is prosody. It also implies the music of language, in other words, language singing, and especially the process of this linguistic discipline in Greco-Roman culture”, declares Luque Moreno.
According to the UGR researcher, “this issue is at the very crux of relations between singing and speech, music and language. Formerly, these links were closer for us than nowadays, due to the characteristics of that music (which was closer to the speech than is currently the case) and the characteristics of that language (closer to music than our language, due to tonal and durational questions).
The book, with more than 350 pages, is divided into two main chapters on word prosody and sentence prosody. It also includes an epilogue which deals with the question of Prosody between grammar and music
Prof. Jesús Luque Moreno. Department of Latin Phylology, University of Granada.
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Lunes, 10 de Julio de 2006
The University of Granada publishes a book about the representation of prosodemes in alphabetic writing
- El canto del lenguaje is the title of the extensive research carried out by Professor Jesús Luque Moreno in the field of word prosody and sentence prosody.