The topic of the connection between music and language, which I have already talked about here, keeps coming up for some reason…
Today, I came across this very interesting article in my Twitter time line: Music Underlies Language Acquisition, Theorists Propose. The article basically says that contrary to common belief, music is «not dependent on or derived from language», but rather that «spoken language is a special type of music» – «music comes first and language arises from music.»
Would it then maybe follow that especially musical people are particularly gifted for languages?
What do you think?