Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Chapter 8: A comparative analysis of the rap and the sung voice: Perspectives from systemic phonology, social semiotics and music studies

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

David Caldwell [+-]
English Language and Literature, National Institution of Education, Singapore
David Caldwell is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. His major research interests include systemic functional linguistics, discourse analysis, systemic phonology and social semiotics. Within discourse analysis, David has applied appraisal theory to a range of language contexts, including post-match interviews with footballers, medical consultations with hospital patients suffering depression and popular rap music. Following in the tradition of social semiotics, he has also examined the meaning-making potential of sound, with a specific focus on the semiotics of performance voices in popular music.

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This chapter presents a comparative, semiotic analysis of two distinct vocal performances: rapping and singing. While scholars have investigated the differences between speech and singing in a performance context (e.g. Titze, 1995; Callaghan and McDonald, 2007), no research to date has compared the rap voice with the sung voice.

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Caldwell, David. Chapter 8: A comparative analysis of the rap and the sung voice: Perspectives from systemic phonology, social semiotics and music studies. Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 235-263 Sep 2014. ISBN 9781845539467. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24970. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24970. Sep 2014

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