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Body-Part Terms in Musical Discourse

Kiš Žuvela, Sanja
Body-Part Terms in Musical Discourse // Body-Part Terms in Linguistic Usage
Varšava: Sveučilište u Varšavi, 2017. 18, 1 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

Body-Part Terms in Musical Discourse

Kiš Žuvela, Sanja

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Body-Part Terms in Linguistic Usage / - Varšava : Sveučilište u Varšavi, 2017

Body-Part Terms in Linguistic Usage

Mjesto i datum
Varšava, Poljska, 08-09.12.2017.

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Body parts, organology, notation, musical form, terminology

The paper presents a cross-linguistic study of body-part musical terms in several European languages (Latin and seven modern European languages of different origin: Croatian, Slovenian, German, Italian, English, French, Russian) with special attention to the role of etymologia proxima in term formation processes. This corpus-based study focuses on three most important thematic areas of musical discourse where body-part terms seem to play an important role. The first and the most concrete thematic area is organology (the study of musical instruments), where parts of musical instruments are often being named after a part of the human or animal body in analogy with their structural function and/or shape (e. g. corpus, neck, tail, taille, leg, wing…). This sort of usage is confirmed since the age of Classical Antiquity in a majority of European languages. The second thematic area, notation, and the third thematic area, elements of musical form, represent even more abstract categories which are traditionally being personalized, but unlike the organologic terms, the notational and formal elements do not have a transparent structural role – their labels only reflect their formal features. While the body-part notational terms (head, neck, tail, rib etc.) seem to be easily and univocally determinable, the borders of the elements of musical form (such as the head, the body or the tail of a theme or a musical piece) rather tend to be subjects of individual interpretation. A contrastive corpus-based analysis also reveals three modes of geographical distribution of body-part musical terms and enables a further division independent of the above mentioned thematic areas. The first group of the body-part musical terms seems to be present in a vast majority of languages under consideration ; the second group comprises terms which can be detected only in some of the language communities, according to the paths of linguistic borrowing, and the third group consists of terms which appear rarely, delimited to an individual language or a group of closely related languages. The analysed corpus, consisting mainly of the specialized contemporary literature, also shows a number of restrictive collocations which explain the processes of human conceptualization of music. This study, which is a part of a larger terminological project (, has no direct precedents in musicological literature.

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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2013-11-5355 - Problemi temeljnoga suvremenog glazbenog nazivlja u Hrvatskoj (Nikša Gligo, )

Muzička akademija, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Sanja Kiš Žuvela, (334830)