Author : Wael Samoud | Ph-D, Music & Musicology, Lecturer at ISAM of Gafsa – Tunisia
Approaching the field of musical semiotics musical appears an audacious attempt in order to clarify better the functioning of the sign’s system being at the work in the emanation and the communication of the musical sense. Among the approaches followed in this field of study, there are those which apply a comparative examination of what appears as sharing features between the musical system and language. Once these features are released, the researcher will then try to deduce some similar regularities based on what we find in the verbal language in an attempt to eventually go back as far as the most general laws.
Although there is a certain “natural” semiotic transversality between these two systems of signs, (music and language), it remains however difficult to identify such features which are perfectly similar to each other, especially that their identification is not flawlessly reliable in the semiological endeavor of the musical. This study approaches thus these matters which are related to musico-linguistic analogy from the point of view of an alternative approach which attempts to find the relevance and the validity of this present analogical procedure at the heart of any project of a semiology of the music while taking into account the limits initially imposed by the nature of both expressive forms, and then by the subjectivity which marks any experience of musical listening.
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- Pour citer l’article : Samoud, Wael, 2016 : « The analog music – language method in the study of musical expression : challenges and limits. Towards a semiotics transversality », CTUPM, https://ctupm.com/fr/the-analog-music-language-method-in-the-study-of-musical-expression