Tradition and evolution in song style: a reanalysis of cantometric data

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 11 Published In Pages: 277-308
By Erickson, Edwin E.


The author reanalyzes hypotheses proposed by Lomax et al. (1968) that are based on Lomax's collection of cantometric data. Considering historical/regional variables, the author suggests that difusion and common history better explain certain musical features such as wordiness than functional and evolutionary processes. However, other Lomax findings are supported involving interlocked, contrapuntal singing and narrow nasal-voiced singing.

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