International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2008

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia
September 26-29, 2008

Concurrency, Synchrony, and Temporal Organization

Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson

Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The organization of time-varying linguistic behavior, while controlled, is not precisely timed. This claim is supported empirically, but it is also motivated theoretically by an idea that will be fleshed out in the talk; namely, language behavior necessitates a neuro-cognitive displacement from the fine-grained spatial and temporal instantiation of language. This obviates the need for the precise synchronization that can be observed in that other peculiarly human activity - music.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric (2008): "Concurrency, synchrony, and temporal organization", In AVSP-2008, 1.