Today another member of V.com posted a blog on the relationship of ease in learning a foreign language and playing violin. This touches on a subject that I have been pondering lately and been meaning to post about;, namely, the relationship of music and language and if music can really be classified as a language as many people characterize it.
The main function of a language is communication - it is a way of sharing thoughts and ideas. Things that are present in every language to give meaning are syntax (grammatical structure), semantics (meaning), and pragmatics (usage). Does music have these things, and can music be used as a form of communication?
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