118: Language: Linguist, Author & Jazz Musician David Moser Chats About The Intersection Of Music And Language
How much overlap is there between music and language? Sinologist, Linguist, Jazz Pianist & returning Geopats Podcast Guest David Moser, joins us again for a dive into this question.
David's past Geopats Podcast episodes:
Why Chinese is so hard (article): http://www.pinyin.info/readings/texts/moser.html
“A Billion Voices” (book): https://www.amazon.com/Billion-Voices-Language-Penguin-Special-ebook/dp/B01FVD7LES/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538717916&sr=1-1&keywords=billion+voices
More about David: http://www.chinafile.com/contributors/david-moser
The book by Douglas R. Hofstadter that David helped translate.
The Book of Changes: Jazz in China, Talks at Google
Steph's Shanghai based jazz fiction book recommendation:
Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones
There are 2 announcements in this episode:
Looked up the word length difference between Chinese & German and found your website. Wow, this is amazing. Do you have any data on Chinese compared to the ones already in your data? Thanks! https://t.co/XoqNKUYiTd #languagejoy #languages #GeopatsPodcast— Stephanie Fuccio (@stephfuccio) March 13, 2020
Music courtesy of
The song in this episode
is “I Hope You Figure It Out"
"Mess of Me" album.