On the possibility of a parallelism between Wittgenstein’s understanding of language and music

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2019
Durukan, Burcu
In my thesis, my main aim is to examine the parallelism between Ludwig Wittgenstein’s understanding of language and music. I will explain my ideas about the similarity between language and music with the linguistic concepts of Wittgenstein. Then, I will compare music and language in terms of their resemblance regarding the issue of meaning. Lastly, I will conclude that musical understanding is shaped through being a part of a particular social context just as in the case of understanding a language, and the value of music cannot be uttered by words.