By Olivier Messiaen

Means of My Musical Language/Textes et Musique Reunis (Vers.Anglaise) composed by means of Olivier Messiaen. textual content language: English.

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The technique of my musical language

Means of My Musical Language/Textes et Musique Reunis (Vers. Anglaise) composed via Olivier Messiaen. textual content language: English.

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To some extenHhis intermediate kind of irregularity can be ordered by intro­ ducing lexical categories like 'human', 'abstract', 'count' (a 'count' nOun is one that can go into the plural). Thus it may be speCified that frighten must have an animate object; sincerity is abstract and so will not do. But the lexicon, stronghold of the semantic level of language, even if adapted in this sense - by the citing of rules that govern combinations of words _ cannot explain certain other irregularities, like 'the arm has a man' (as opposed to 'the man has an arm').

1. 5uage in which theory of language IS wntten - has developed wlth 'a hlgh measure of universal agreement. the concept than others. (,'i'ofL.. J""'; m~thodol~gles. res ~eeger comments that 'while during the last one fAr{ hundred tlfty year: hngUlsts have developed a superb discipline of speech about speech, mU~l~ologists have done nothing at all about ~ d,iscipline of speech about mUSIc ~Seeg~r 1~77, 38). J~ metalanguage conc~rns the. names and properties of segments, those shorter or longer bits of language or music which are strung together synt~gmatically, or can be grouped paradigmatically, to make up the as parole or langue.

RJ,11.... 1t ~-. 9. dentical. Here y revives the ancient idea of Universal-4t, ',' Grammar. ~ tures of the mind. The mind is bound to frame utterances in a certain way because of its biological nature; 'The child's brain contains certain innate characteristics which "pre-structure" it in the direc- r. / tion of language learning' (Crystal 1971, 256). -/. ta~. ~> ti1 ) tion. ~\' (Chomsky 1965, 163). V\1. 10. Chomsky's mentalistic emphasis is perceived also in his spe­ cial version of the langue/parole distinction.

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