The Musico-Linguistics Meme:Recursion and American Academic Inquiry intoMusical Meaning since Bernstein in BostonPresentat...
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure    John is eager to please.    John is easy to please.Keller (1978)
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                John is eager to please.                John is easy to please.Keller (...
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                          { }                          eager                John is    ...
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                                { }                                eager               ...
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                                { }                                eager               ...
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                John - is - easy - to - please.Keller (1978)
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                John is   easy   for   Mary   to please.Keller (1978)
Deep Structure v. Surface Structure                It   is   easy   (for   Mary) to please   John.Keller (1978)
Recursion
Recursionn!   =   n    *   (n - 1)!4!   =   4    *    (4 -      1)!     =   4    *    3    *    (3 -      1)!     =   4   ...
Recursion            Figure 1. Sierpinski triangle. (fair use)
Recursion
Recursion
Recursion
Bernstein Excerpt
Recursion            [Handout]
Recursion            Figure 2. M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, 1948 (fair use)
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The "Musico-Linguistics" Meme: Recursion and American Academic Inquiry into Musical Meaning since Bernstein in Boston

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Musician Jordan Smith is a conductor, percussionist, educator, composer, and writer from Dallas, TX currently residing in Baltimore, MD.

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This 10-minute presentation was originally given to the Musicology Colloquium for Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Candidates at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 12.19.2012.

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  • NEXT: Penrose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvSD1EAlAUQ
  • If one assumes, for the moment, that sentence structure is exhaustively describable by some kind of sentence parsing , or constituent analysis , then there is no way to make explicit certain fundamental differences of structure between the two. This is kind of like reducing fractions and crossing out redundant denominators
  • If one assumes for the moment , that sentence structure is exhaustively describable by some kind of sentence parsing , or constituent analysis , then there is no way to make explicit certain fundamental differences of structure between the two. This is kind of like reducing fractions and crossing out redundant denominators
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents , would be the same for both sentences: NEXT: Recursive Structures 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjeut__QFo8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents , would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences: NEXT: Recursive Structures 6
  • NEXT: Bernstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SaI8T3pcE8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • NEXT: Penrose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ0wCfla_gs
  • The "Musico-Linguistics" Meme

    1. 1. The Musico-Linguistics Meme:Recursion and American Academic Inquiry intoMusical Meaning since Bernstein in BostonPresentation by Jordan Randall SmithDecember 19, 2012
    2. 2. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is eager to please. John is easy to please.Keller (1978)
    3. 3. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is eager to please. John is easy to please.Keller (1978)
    4. 4. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John is to please. easyKeller (1978)
    5. 5. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John - is to - please. easyKeller (1978)
    6. 6. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John - is to - please. easyKeller (1978)
    7. 7. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John - is - easy - to - please.Keller (1978)
    8. 8. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is easy for Mary to please.Keller (1978)
    9. 9. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure It is easy (for Mary) to please John.Keller (1978)
    10. 10. Recursion
    11. 11. Recursionn! = n * (n - 1)!4! = 4 * (4 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * (3 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * 2 * (2 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 24
    12. 12. Recursion Figure 1. Sierpinski triangle. (fair use)
    13. 13. Recursion
    14. 14. Recursion
    15. 15. Recursion
    16. 16. Bernstein Excerpt
    17. 17. Recursion [Handout]
    18. 18. Recursion Figure 2. M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, 1948 (fair use)
    19. 19. ThankYou

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