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Where is here? An issue of deictic projection in recorded song

Moore, A (2010) Where is here? An issue of deictic projection in recorded song Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 136 (2). pp. 145-182.

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This article develops a theoretic base for the hermeneutics of spatialization in recorded popular song, drawing from work in ecological perception, cognitive linguistics, proxemics and some music semiotics. It uses this base in order specifically to observe a range of uses of the deictic expression ‘here’ in the lyrics of popular songs, and from this observation to construct a typology. It draws from a very wide range of Anglophone genres, stretching across most of the previous century and beyond, exploring the varying extents to which the music that encompasses such lyrics helps to fix a type of location indexed by ‘here’. Such an exercise forms part of a larger programme to establish a grounding that permits a reasoned response to Ricoeur's call to interpret the text by means of disclosing a ‘possible way of looking at things'.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Moore, A
Date : 21 April 2010
DOI : 10.1080/02690401003597813
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 12:25

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