Speech acts and music acts: Intentionality in language and music

Peter Nelson

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

In this paper, I consider J. L. Austin's William James Lectures 'How to do Things with Words', in order to ask to what extent Austin’s notion of the speech-act might also be applicable to music. Are there ‘music-acts’, and what would such a possibility tell us about music and its evolution, its relationship to language, and its social functions?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Oct 2019
EventLanguage and Music - National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

Conference

ConferenceLanguage and Music
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period3/10/194/10/19

Keywords

  • speech acts
  • Jankélévitch
  • mimesis

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Speech acts and music acts: Intentionality in language and music'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this