Philippe Schlenker

Directeur de Recherche 
Institut Jean-Nicod - Département d'Études Cognitives
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
LINGUAE research group


Global Distinguished Professor
                                    
Department of Linguistics
New York University
(11 weeks per year)
 

'Euryi' Project Leader (European Science Foundation - 2007-2013)

Advanced Grant Leader - European Research Council - 2013-2018: "New Frontiers of Formal Semantics" (FRONTSEM)


Interests: Semantics, Pragmatics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophical Logic; Syntax, Morphology; Sign Language Linguistics (ASL and LSF); Gesture Semantics; Music Semantics; Primate Vocalizations and Gestures
CV: [pdf] 
Ph.D (Linguistics), MIT, September 1999; Ph.D (Philosophy), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, January 2002
Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, April 2005; Qualification (CNU, Professeur, Linguistique), January 2006.
Editorship (past and present): Managing Editor, Journal of Semantics (2009-2012); Member of the Editorial Boards of Natural Language Semantics, Semantics & Pragmatics, Linguistics & Philosophy, and Language & Linguistics Compass (Semantics and Pragmatics section).
Advisory role: Head of the Advisory Board, Journal of Semantics (2013-). Executive commmittee of IAST  (Toulouse Institute of Advanced Studies; 2012-2017) 
Grants (current and past):  ERC Advanced Grant (20013-2018); ERC Starting Grant ('Consolidator') [declined for the ERC Advanced Grant]; Euryi Award, European Science Foundation (2007-2013); National Science Foundation (USA); Ryskamp Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies); Systèmes Complexes en SHS (CNRS); Fondation Thiers (France); Arthur Sachs Foundation (Harvard University).

E-mail: philippe.schlenker@gmail.com


Last modified:  2/25/2017


Some lectures on the web  
(Disclaimer: in some cases, I might have changed my mind about substantive issues and/or the best way to present them.)

New!! Musiksemantik: Was Musik bedeutet, Barenboim-Said Academy, June 6, 2017.  [text] [slides] (video to follow)
Musiksemantic - Barenboim-Said Academy
Photo: Barenboim-Said Academy

New!!  Meaning in Speech, in Sign and in Gestures (12th Whatmough Lecture, Harvard University, May 1, 2017 - general audience talk)   [abstract] [slides]

Prolegomena to Music Semantics (IRCAM Workshop on Emotional Archetypes: Music and Neuroscience, June 9, 2016) [question period]  [slides - with links to sound examples] (see here for the [long] paper with the same title, or here for a shorter version, to appear in Music Perception)









Photo: D. Lopatin/Ircam

Monkey Semantics: two 'Dialects' of Monkey Alarm Calls' (Henry Sweet lecture, Linguistic Association of Great Britain, August 2013; specialized talk intended for an audience of linguists. A link to the corresponding paper can be found below)

Semantics between Logic and Cognition ('La semantica tra logica e cognizione'; brief popular science talk on semantics in spoken and signed languages; Festival delle Scienze, Rome, January 2014 [session on 'The Science of Language' with Luigi Rizzi and Andrea Moro]; the talk starts at 37 minutes 40. In Italian [mp3] (there was LIS interpreting when the talk was given) [slides] [Italian text]). 

Anaphora: Insights from Sign Language (semi-technical talk on sign language semantics, July 2013; keynote address to the International Congress of Linguists 2013. In English)
A version of the video with ASL interpreting is now available here [ASL interpreter: Kyle Duarte].

Is Meaning Dynamic? (technical talk on recent debates on dynamic semantics, December 2011; invited talk to the MIT Ling50 Reunion)
;  The talk starts at 21minutes 23s.

Situations and Perspectives ('Situations et Perspectives'; general audience talk on sign language semantics, June 2011; invited presentation in S. Dehaene's seminar. In French, with LSF interpreting 
[slides])


Recent Manuscripts

Music: 
 
Schlenker, Philippe: 2016, Prolegomena to Music Semantics. [LingBuzz]
(see above for a lecture on music semantics)

Gestures:
Schlenker, Philippe: 2017, Gestural Grammar [LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe: 2017, Gestural Semantics
[LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe: 2016, Gestural Predicates: Assertions and Presuppositions [Squib]. [LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe: 2015, Gesture Projection within the Transparency Theory [Squib]. [LingBuzz]
Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla: 2017, Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments.”  [pdf]
Tieu, Lyn
, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla: 2016, Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasks.  [pdf]


Sign language:
Schlenker, Philippe: 2017, Locative Shift. [LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe and Lamberton, Jonathan: 2017, Iconic Plurality.  [LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe: 2016, Logical Visibility and Iconicity in Sign Language Semantics: Theoretical Perspectives [Handbook Article]. [LingBuzz]

Spoken language:
Schlenker, Philippe: 2015, The Semantics and Pragmatics of Appositives [Handbook Article]. [LingBuzz]
Schlenker, Philippe:  2013, Supplements without Bidimensionalism [expanded version]. Manuscript, Institut Jean-Nicod and New York University [pdf]

Articles

I. Published or accepted for publication

Music Semantics

Gesture Semantics
  • Schlenker, Philippe: accepted, Iconic Pragmatics. Accepted with minor revisions, 
     Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.   [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe, and Chemla, Emmanuel: to appear Gestural Agreement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: to appear, Gesture Projection and Cosuppositions. To appear, Linguistics & Philosophy.  [LingBuzz] 
  • Schlenker, Philippe: 2014, Gestural Presuppositions [Squib]. Snippets.  [LingBuzz]

Sign Language Semantics
  • Schlenker, Philippe: 2017, Sign Language and the Foundations of Anaphora [Survey Article]. Annual Review of Linguistics 3: 149-77 [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: to appear, 
    Super Monsters I: Attitude and Action Role Shift in Sign Language.  Semantics & Pragmatics. [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: to appear: Super Monsters II: Role Shift, Iconicity and Quotation in Sign Language. Semantics & Pragmatics. [LingBuzz]. [See below for Super Monsters I]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: to appear. Iconic Enrichments: Signs vs. Gestures [Short Commentary]. Commentary on Goldin-Meadow and Brentari's target article, to appear in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: to appear, Visible Meaning: Sign Language and the Foundations of Semantics. To appear (later) as a target article in Theoretical Linguistics [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe: 2016, Featural Variables.  Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.  [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Aristodemo, Valentina; Ducasse, Ludovic; Lamberton, Jonathan; Santoro, Mirko: to appear,  The Unity of Focus: Evidence from Sign Language (ASL and LSF).  [Squib] Linguistic Inquiry.  [LingBuzz]
  • "Gradient and Iconic Features in ASL" (2013) [Squib]. To appear in Snippets. [LingBuzz]  (This is a complement to 'Iconic Features')
  • "Iconic Features" (2014). Natural Language Semantics 22(4): 299-356.  [LingBuzz]
  • "Iconic Variables" (2013). Schlenker, Philippe; Lamberton, Jonathan; and Santoro, Mirko. Linguistics& Philosophy 36(2): 91-149.  [LingBuzz]
  • "A Strong Crossover Effect in ASL" (2012) [squib]. Schlenker, Philippe and Mathur, Gaurav. Snippets 27  [pdf]
  • "Generalized Quantification and Anaphora Across Ontological Domains: Evidence from ASL" [squib]UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, Theories of Everything 17(43): 382-388. [pdf]
    A shorter version is to appear in Snippets under the title: Restrictor Set Readings Across Ontological Domains in ASL  [pdf]
  • "Anaphora: Insights from Sign Language" (Summary).  Final version to appear in the Proceedings of  the International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, 2013.   [LingBuzz]
  • "Formal Indices and Iconicity in ASL" (2012). Schlenker, Philippe and Lamberton, Jonathan. Logic, Language and Meaning: 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Springer 7218: 1-11.   [LingBuzz]
  • "Complement Set Anaphora and Structural Iconicity in ASL" (2012) [Squib]. Snippets 25.  [pdf]
  • "Iconic Agreement" (2011). Invited commentary on Lillo-Martin and Meier's "On the linguistic status of 'agreement' in sign language". Theoretical Linguistics 37(3-4): 223–234.  [LingBuzz]
  • "Quantifiers and Variables: Insights from Sign Language (ASL and LSF)"  (2010). In Partee, B.H., Glanzberg, M., & Skilters, J. (eds),  Formal Semantics and Pragmatics: Discourse, Context, and Models. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 6(1).  [pdf]  
    Note: For a more technical and detailed experience, see "Donkey Anaphora: the View from Sign Language".
  • "Temporal and Modal Anaphora in Sign Language (ASL)" (2013). Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 31(1): 207-234.   [LingBuzz]
  • "Donkey Anaphora: the View from Sign Language (ASL and LSF)" (2011). Linguistics & Philosophy 34(4): 341-395.  [LingBuzz]
  • "Donkey Anaphora in Sign Language I: E-type vs. Dynamic Accounts" (2010).  In Logic, Language and Meaning: Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2009 (edited by Maria Aloni and Katrin Schulz). pp405-415.  [LingBuzz]
  • Note: Some more recent data appear in the Appendix of "Quantifiers and Variables" (also available on this page)
  • "Donkey Anaphora in Sign Language II: The Presuppositions of Pronouns". Proceedings of the NELS 2009, Special Session on Pronouns  [LingBuzz]
    Note: Some of the data and analysis also appear in the Appendix of "Quantifiers and Variables" (also available on this page)

Primate Semantics
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Zuberbühler, Klaus: to appear, Semantics and Pragmatics of Monkey Communication [Encyclopedia article].  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Ed. Mark Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press.  [LingBuzz] 
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2016, What do Monkey Calls Mean? Trends in Cognitive Sciences.  
    Initial version (very short): LingBuzz
    Penultimate version (final version to appear in TICS): [pdf]
    Published version [gated]
  • Schlenker, Philippe;Chemla,  Emmanuel; Schel, Anne; Fuller, James ;  Gautier, Jean-Pierre; Kuhn, Jeremy ; Veselinovic,  Dunja; Arnold, Kate ; Cäsar, Cristiane ; Keenan, Sumir;  Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Ryder, Robin ; Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2016,  Formal Monkey Linguistics: the Debate. (Replies to commentaries). Appears with a target article in Theoretical Linguistics. [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe;Chemla,  Emmanuel; Schel, Anne; Fuller, James ;  Gautier, Jean-Pierre; Kuhn, Jeremy ; Veselinovic,  Dunja; Arnold, Kate ; Cäsar, Cristiane ; Keenan, Sumir;  Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Ryder, Robin ; Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2016,  Formal Monkey Linguistics.Target article in Theoretical Linguistics. [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel;  Cäsar, Cristiane; Robin Ryder; Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2016, Titi Semantics: Context and Meaning in Titi Monkey Call Sequences. To appear, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory  [LingBuzz] 
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Arnold, Kate; Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2016, Pyow-Hack Revisited: Two Analyses of Putty-nosed Monkey Alarm Calls.  Lingua 171 (2016) 1--23  [LingBuzz]
  • Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Arnold, Kate; Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Keenan, Sumir; Stephan, Claudia; Ryder, Robin; and Zuberbühler, Klaus: 2014, Monkey Semantics: Two 'Dialects' of Campbell's Monkey Alarm Calls.  Linguistics & Philosophy 37(6): 439-501 [LingBuzz]
    Philosophical Logic
    • "The Property Paradox in (not so) Plain English" (2013). In: Gutzmann, D., Köpping, J.  and Meier, C. (eds), Approaches to Meaning. Composition, Values, and Interpretation, pp. 203-219.  [LingBuzz]
    • "Super Liars" (2010).  Review of Symbolic Logic 3 (3):374-414.  [pdf]
    • "Anselm's Argument and Berry's Paradox" (2009). Noûs 43(2): 214–223 .   [LingBuzz]
    • "How to Eliminate Self-Reference: A Précis" (12 pages).  Synthese 158, 1: 127-138  [LingBuzz]  (last modified: April 24, 2006)
    • "The Elimination of Self-Reference (Generalized Yablo-Series and the Theory of Truth)".  Journal of Philosophical Logic 36, 3: 251-307  (57 pages)  [LingBuzz]  (last modified: May 16, 2006)

    Formal Pragmatics

    • General
    • "The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface". To appear in the Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantics, eds. Aloni and Dekker. [LingBuzz]
    • Presuppositions
    • "Incremental vs. Symmetric Accounts of Presupposition Projection: an ExperimentalApproach" (2012). Chemla, Emmanuel and Schlenker, Philippe. Natural Language Semantics 20(2): 177-226.
    • "Maximize Presupposition and Gricean Reasoning". Natural Language Semantics 20(4): 391-429.  [LingBuzz]
    • "Presupposition Projection: Two Theories of Local Contexts - Part I" (2011). Language and Linguistics Compass 5(12): 848-857.  [LingBuzz]
    • (The article is divided into two parts: Part I introduces the problem of presupposition projection and presents Heim’s theory. Part II lays out the non-dynamic reconstruction of local contexts, and sketches a comparison with DRT.)
    • "Presupposition Projection: Two Theories of Local Contexts - Part II" (2011). Language and Linguistics Compass 5(12): 858-879.  [LingBuzz]
      (This is the second part of the article whose abstract is copied above.)
    • "The Proviso Problem: a Note" (2011). Natural Language Semantics 19(4): 395-422.   [LingBuzz]
    • "DRT with Local Contexts" (2011). Natural Language Semantics 19(4): 373-392.   [LingBuzz]
    • "Local Contexts and Local Meanings" (2010). Philosophical Studies 151(1): 115-142. (special issue on Stalnaker's 'Assertion')  [LingBuzz]
    • "Presupposition Projection: the New Debate", Proceedings of SALT 2008 [pdf]
    • "Presuppositions and Local Contexts" (2010). Mind, 119(474): 377-391.  [pdf]  [formerly called Local Contexts: A Précis].   [LingBuzz]
      Note: This article appears in the Philosopher's Annual list of the 'ten best articles' published in philosophy in 2010. 
    • "Local Contexts" (2009). Semantics and Pragmatics 2(3): 1–78.  [pdf]
      Note: An earlier version included a much shorter discussion of symmetric readings, but the earlier version contained a more thorough technical treatment of several aspects of the theory (e.g. its Appendix included a systematic comparison with trivalent accounts). This earlier version can be found here.
    • "Presupposition Projection: Explanatory Strategies" (2008). Replies to commentators,  Theoretical Linguistics 34(3): 287-316.  [pdf]  
    • "Be Articulate: A Pragmatic Theory of Presupposition Projection" (2008). Theoretical Linguistics 34(3): 157-212.    [pdf]  (last modified: November 6, 2008)
    • "Expressive Presuppositions" (2007) (brief commentary on Potts's "Expressive Dimension"),  Theoretical Linguistics 33(2): 237–245 [LingBuzz]
    • "Anti-Dynamics: Presupposition Projection Without Dynamic Semantics" (2007).  Journal of Logic, Language and Information 16(3): 325-256.  [LingBuzz]
    • An 8-page abstract was written (under a different title) for the Proceedings of Logic and Language 9 (August 2006) [pdf] 
    • "Transparency: An Incremental Theory of Presupposition Projection".  In  U. Sauerland and P. Stateva (eds), Presuppositions and Implicatures in Compositional Semantics,  Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 [pdf]   An Extended Abstract (6 pages) [presenting a somewhat different theory] appeared in the Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2005  [pdf]  (last modified: November 16, 2005)
    • Supplements
      • "Supplements within a Unidimensional Semantics I: Scope"Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2009 (edited by Maria Aloni and Katrin Schulz, Springer)  [LingBuzz]
      • "Supplements within a Unidimensional Semantics II: Epistemic Status and Projection". To appear in the Proceedings of NELS2009  [LingBuzz]
      Formal Semantics
      • "Informativity-based Maximality Conditions" (2012) [Squib]. Snippets 26:18-19. [pdf]
      • "Indexicals" [short survey] [pdf] Accepted for publication in the Handbook of Formal Philosophy, edited by Sven Ove Hansson and Vincent F. Hendricks, Springer (last modified: August 2010)
      • "Generalized Bishop Sentences" (2011) [Squib]. Snippets 24  [pdf]
      • "Singular Pronouns with Split Antecedents" (2011) [squib] Snippets 23 (manuscript; last modified: February 2010).  
      • "Indexicality and De Se Reports" [Survey Article]. To appear in the Handbook of Semantics edited by von Heusinger, Maienborn and Portner, Mouton de Gruyter [pdf] (near-final version; last modified: February 2010)  
      • "Semantics" [Encyclopedia Article]. In Linguistics Encyclopedia,  ed. K. Malmkjaer (Routledge), 2010.   [pdf] 
      • "Minimize Restrictors! (Notes on Definite Descriptions, Condition C and Epithets)", in Bary, Huitink and Maier (eds),  Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 2004, 385-416 [LingBuzz] (last modified: April 5th, 2005; minor improvements)
      • "Ontological Symmetry in Language: A Brief Manifesto"Mind & Language  21, 4: 504-539 (36 pages)  [LingBuzz] (last modified: August 8, 2005)
      • "The Lazy Frenchman's Approach to the Subjunctive (Speculations on Reference to Worlds and Semantic Defaults in the Analysis of Mood)".  Proceedings of Going Romance XVII [LingBuzz] (last modified: May 5, 2005)
        Slightly improved slides on the same topic: [pdf] (December 2005)
      • "Scopal Independence: A Note on Branching & Wide Scope Readings of Indefinites & Disjunctions" (2006),  Journal of Semantics 23(3): 281-314  (last modified: April 24, 2006 - revised and shortened version)   [LingBuzz]
      •  "Person and Binding: A Partial Survey" (2004), Italian Journal of Linguistics/Rivista di Linguistica 16(1): 155-218 [pdf]
      •  "Non-Redundancy: Towards A Semantic Reinterpretation of Binding Theory" (2005),  Natural Language Semantics 13(1): 1-92 [LingBuzz] (not quite the final version; last modified: August 8th, 2004)
      • "Conditionals as Definite Descriptions (A Referential Analysis)" (2004),  Research on Language and Computation, 2(3): 417-162  [LingBuzz] (not quite the final version; last modified: October 5th, 2003)
      • "Context of Thought and Context of Utterance (A Note on Free Indirect Discourse and the Historical Present)" (2004), Mind & Language 19(3):279–304. [LingBuzz]  (not quite the final version; last modified: July 30th, 2003)
      • "Sequence Phenomena and Double Access Readings Generalized" (2004), The Syntax of Time, ed. Lecarme & Guéron, MIT Press [LingBuzz]  (last modified: August 6th, 2003 [minor corrections])
      •  "A Plea for Monsters" (2003), Linguistics & Philosophy  26: 29-120 [LingBuzz]
      •  "Indexicality, Logophoricity, and Plural Pronouns" (2003), in Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II (Selected Papers from the Fifth Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, Paris, 2000), ed. J. Lecarme, Benjamins, pp. 409-428, [LingBuzz]  
      • "Clausal Equations (A Note on the Connectivity Problem)" (2003),  Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 21: 157-214 [LingBuzz] (not quite the final version)
      • "Sens et Contexte" (2005) [in French], Les Formes de l'Indexicalité, ed. S. Bourgeois-Gironde, Presses de la Rue d'Ulm [pdf]
      General Linguistics
      • "A Phonological Condition that Targets Discontinuous Syntactic Units:  ma/mon suppletion in French" (2010) [Squib] Snippets 22
      •   "La Grammaire générative entre comparatisme et cognition" (1998) [in French], joint article with A. Rouveret, Langages, 129: 9-23
      •   "La Flexion de l'adjectif en allemand: la morphologie de haut en bas" (1999) [in French], Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 28: 115-132  [pdf]

      Moral psychology

      II. Other

      • Propositional Attitudes and Indexicality (A Cross-Categorial Approach), Ph.D Dissertation, MIT, September 1999
        Full thesis; revised, 2000
        [pdf] [NB: there are some typographical problems with transcriptions in this version]
      • "A Simplified Modal Presentation of the 'Non-Redundancy' System" (2004), unpublished note [not intended for publication], UCLA & IJN, 4 pages [pdf]  (last modified: August 15th, 2004 [typos corrected])
      •  "A Remark on Schlenker's Fallibility and Magri's Blindness." [pdf] 2016, unpublished note [not intended for publication] (last modified: January 28, 2016)

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      Pour une recherche française exemplaire (recueil collectif)

      La recherche française et les standards internationaux

      Pour la création d'un "search committee" pour la direction de l'ENS-Ulm (2012)

      Quatre Principes pour Réformer la Recherche

      Pétition  concernant  l'évaluation en Sciences Humaines et Sociales

      Trust Researchers (European Initiative) [original link currently unavailable]

      Sign Language Resources

      LSA Guidelines for Using Sign Language Interpreters

      • LSF

      Metadictionary of LSF

      Elix dictionary (LSF dictionary, with some definitions in LSF)

      Pisourd dictionary (LSF dictionary, from Geneva; with some definitions in LSF, and some transcriptions in Signwriting)

      Months in LSF

      News in LSF (websourd)

      L'Oeil et la Main (French LSF TV program)

      Signes (Swiss LSF TV program)

      Deaf people in Abbé de l'Epée's time (Yann Cantin, LSF)

      Deaf history (Yann Cantin, LSF)

      Kandinsky's life (LSF)

      Bilingual education explained (LSF)

      The French Revolution (LSF)

      'Ce soir nous irons au bal' (song in French and LSF)


      • ASL

      –Vocabulary

      Signing Savvy (dictionary of ASL)

      ASL philosophical vocabulary

      ASL scientific vocabulary

      Science/Mathematics ASL Lexicon

      –News and TV

      The Daily Moth  

      DTV News

      iDeaf News

      Deaf Mosaic (historical ASL news)

      Sign Language Channel

      –Other

      ASL fingerspelling

      ASLized

      Brief videos on ASL (in ASL)

      Some linguistic topics in ASL

      On sign language discourse (in ASL)

      On Black ASL (J. Hill; in ASL)


      Jewish History in ASL

      Introduction to SignWriting (in ASL)

      Singing in ASL (and English)

      Re-representing D-E-A-F (Commerson)

      Highlights of the National Gallery of Art in ASL

      History of 'Toyota'

      Japanese, American and French Sign language - a few words

      Other Language Resources

      Best Russian TV Series


      Music Cognition

      Fred Lerdahl's first LINGUAE Lecture, 2012 ('Musical Syntax and its Relation to Linguistic Syntax')

      Leonard Bernstein's 'Young People's Concerts': What does music mean?  [video] [script]

      Leonard Bernstein's 'Young People's Concerts' Vol. 2

      Leonard Bernstein's 1973 Harvard Lectures, 'The Unanswered Question': [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

      Leonard Bernstein on the genesis of Beethoven's Fifth

      Leonard Bernstein, What is Jazz? [a study in minimal pairs]

      Music

      • Music experiments

      Google Chrome Music Lab

      • Abstract musical animations

      Tarantella [abstract musical animation, Edwin Gerschefski]

      [The following through J. Rawski:]

      Oskar Fischinger, An Optical Poem [on Liszt's 2nd Rhapsody] 

      Oskar Fischinger - 1931 Studie No.7 Hungarian Dance no. 5

      Oskar Fischinger - Studie No. 8

      • Film music

      Franco Piersanti

      • Clips cited at IRCAM's workshop on emotion and music (June 2016)

      Table Music, Thierry de Mey

      Fase, Thierry de Mey

      Silence must be!, Thierry de Mey

      Vox Humana, Hyun-Hwa Cho

      • Other

      Music experiments on Google

      Musical examples discussed in Wolff's Pourquoi la musique

      Music and the brain [Arte documentary, in German]

      Hand dance

      The Art of Finger Dancing

      Agwa 

      Primate Communication

      Radio program discussing primate calls [Jean Claude Ameisen, in French]

      Primates at Cornell's Macaulay Library of animal sounds

      • Primate gestures

      Chimpanzee gestures (BBC)

      Hobaiter on chimpanzee gestures

      More chimpanzee gestures

      Drongos producing false alarms to meerkats

      Gorilla gestures

      Animal Psychology

      Crow intelligence (PBS documentary, 2010)