Stress-Timed vs. Syllable-Timed Music? A Comment on Huron and Ollen.

Patel, Aniruddh D.

Daniele, Joseph R.


  • Linguists have long distinguished between ""stress-timed"" and ""syllable-timed"" languages. Using new methods for comparing rhythm in language and music (A. D. Patel & J. R. Daniele, 2003) and new data on musical rhythm from a range of nations (D. Huron & J. Ollen, 2003), one can begin to address whether stress-timed and syllable-timed languages are associated with distinctive musical rhythms. In ... read more
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  • Published as Patel AD (2006) Musical Rhythm, Linguistic Rhythm, and Human Evolution. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal 24(1): 99-104. doi: 10.1525/mp.2006.24.1.99. © 2006 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.
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