Chomsky’s distinction between descriptive and explanatory theoretical adequacy is discussed, and his emphasis on “Universal Grammar” as the criterion for assessing linguistic explanatory adequacy is criticized (Sect. 2.1). Communication is deemed a primary principle for assessing proto-tonal explanatory adequacy (Sect. 2.2). Additional principles are termed “economical,” “categorical,” and “maximalist” (Sect. 2.3). Finally, in Sect. 2.4 formalities are established for handling “event sequences” and relationships between different types thereof, for example note sequences and pitch sequences.
|Title of host publication||Computational Music Science|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2013|
|Name||Computational Music Science|
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- Categorical Perception
- Descriptive Adequacy
- Economical Principle
- Explanatory Adequacy
- Universal Grammar