On theories of the mental representation of language and music:
Paper delivered at Yale Music Department Friday colloquium.
Revised and expanded 9/22/02.
Remarks on the Cognitive Reality of Musical Representation:
A Response to Lerdahl’s “On Tonal Motion and Force”
Talk presented at: MIND & MUSIC ROUNDTABLE Columbia University
March 4-5, 2006
Articles on metrical form in language and music and the textsetting problem:
Constituency Matching in Metrical Texts
Paper delivered at the University of Missouri, Columbia Conference Words and Music 3/15/03. Submitted to conference proceedings volume.
Powerpoint version of above delivered atCambridge University Conference on Music and Language 5/12/2007. (Previous versions delivered in talks at Stanford 2002 and UCSB 2007)
Text, Tune and Metrical Form, chapter 2: Abstract and Concrete Metrical Form
Powerpoint presentation of above delivered at Tufts University Conference on Music and Language, 7/13/2008.
Four Problems In Metrical Form. Powerpoint of talk at Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, UPenn 4/3/09
Text, Tune and Metrical Form, chapter 3: What is a Mismatch? First two thirds of long chapter.
(a primer written for Morris Halle and Nigel Fabb 5/2007)
Review: Dell and Elmadoui, Poetic Meter and Musical Form in Tashlhiyt Berber Songs
(Commissioned review. To be published in Language. 6/15/10)https://johnhalle.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=2018&type=image&TB_iframe=1
A Grammar of Improvised Textsetting
(a further development of the textsetting algorithm initially advanced in Halle-Lerdahl 1993)
with François Dell:
Comparing Musical Textsetting in French and in English Songs
Published in Jean-Louis Aroui and Andy Arleo, ed.
Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms, Benjamins, 2009.
with Fred Lerdahl:
A Generative Textsetting Model
published in Current Musicology, Fall 1993 55, 3-26.