Musical Rhetoric: Foundations and Annotation Schemes by Patrick Saint-Dizier

By Patrick Saint-Dizier

Discourse research and rhetoric are a great deal built in conversation, linguistics, cognitive technology and synthetic intelligence. in addition to theoretical investigations, discourse research is vital in a couple of program components resembling discussion and negotiation, the semantic net, query answering or authoring platforms. tune is additionally a typical language, extra summary and mathematical, which follows very strict development rules. even if, there's very constrained and no contemporary literature on song Discourse research utilizing computational rules. This booklet goals at constructing a imperative factor in musical discourse: modeling rhetoric and argumentation. It additionally contributes to the advance of high-level multimedia annotation schemes for non-verbal communique.

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There are many languages around the world. Music does not convey such types of information. Music is also more universal and even if there are different traditions, it does not need any translation to be “understood”; it just probably needs some familiarity with a given style to be appreciated. Let us consider and develop in this section a few aspects of language and music of interest to rhetoric and discuss a few main issues such as innateness of construction principles. More technical aspects contrasting language and music are discussed in the next section.

However, during the Renaissance, dialectic was the most prominent discipline; therefore, argumentation got some autonomy with respect to rhetoric. Erasmus (De Duplici Copia Verborum et Rerum, 1512) is probably the most prominent figure of this period with major contributions to the areas of elocution and invention. The art of making a good speech with appropriate words and language forms was developed by major orators and poets such as Boccaccio, Dante and Petrarch. At this period, the importance of the various forms of art (painting, music, sculpture and architecture) that could contribute to rhetoric was emphasized.

These are essentially translations of Greek and Latin texts. Recent commentaries of these texts are also available. Contemporary references are given in the Bibliography at the end of this book. A. ), Oxford University Press, 1991. The Complete Works of Aristotle, the revised Oxford translation, Princeton University Press, 1984. M. ), Hacklett Publishing, 1997. W. ), English Scholar Press, Menston, 1994. CICERO, Rhetorica Ad Herennium: Books I and II: On the Theory of Public Speaking, Createspace, 2014.

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