Berkeley-Lecture im Rahmen der Forschungskooperation zwischen der UC Berkeley und der LMU.
Which rhythms are most natural is different in language and in music. In language, duple rhythms, in which every second beat is prominent, are the basis of stress systems across all languages, with triple rhythms, in which every third beat is prominent, arising only as occasional variants under specific formal conditions. In music, in contrast, triple rhythms are at least as basic as duple rhythms, as felt in the restful simplicity of a traditional waltz. Where does poetry fit in? This talk will explore works of Dryden, Purcell, Byron and Tennyson to suggest that it patterns with language.
Kristin Hanson ist Professorin für Linguistik an der University of California in Berkeley und im Sommersemester 2017 Gastprofessorin an der LMU.