Research Thesis Topic
The use of figurative language in descriptions of music and musical performance
How do we use language to convey the 'flavour' of a piece of music, or of a performance of that piece? How can a piano prelude by Scriabin be 'sexy', or an improvisation by a jazz quartet be 'comatose'? How do we distinguish between language that describes purely performance-related characteristics, and language that describes the immanent content of the music being performed? These are the sorts of questions that the current project seeks to answer. As we will be using a corpus-based approach, expertise in quantitative methods (or the willingness plus capacity to acquire this expertise) is a prerequisite for working on this project.
- School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
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