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Cross, I. (2005). Music and meaning, ambiguity and emotion. In D. Miell, R. MacDonald & D. J. Hargreaves (Eds), Musical Communication New York: Oxford University Press. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0002
ID no. (ISBN etc.): ISBN-13: 9780198529361
BibTeX citation key: Cross2005
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ambiguity
Creators: Cross, Hargreaves, MacDonald, Miell
Publisher: Oxford University Press (New York)
Collection: Musical Communication
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Abstract
"This chapter develops an evolutionary view of the functions of music. It presents clear evidence, on the one hand, that humans are predisposed to engage in music-like activities, such that music can be considered to be part of our biological heritage; but paradoxically, that music is also inherently ambiguous, taking a multiplicity of forms and fulfilling many different functions according to specific social and cultural conditions."
  
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