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少し長いですが訳していただけないでしょうか?なかなか訳せません… Is music no more than auditory cheesecake, as Pinker would have us believe? Is it simply an evolutionary spin-off from language--a lucky break for humankind, providing song and dance as a relief from the tedium of survival and reproduction? Or is this view itself simply a knee-jerk reaction to contrary claims that music is adaptive and as deeply rooted in our biology as language? Can either of these views be justified? How and why, if at all, are language and music related? 

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 「音楽とは、ピンカーの言うように、音のチーズケーキに過ぎないのだろうか? 人類に取っては幸運であったが ー 音楽とは人間形成の途上で、生存と生殖の退屈さを紛らすための歌と踊りを供給する、言語からの副産物に過ぎないのだろうか?  それとも、こういった見方自体が、音楽は順応性の産物であり、言語同様、我々の生物的根源に深い根を持つ、という反対意見に対する、単なる条件反射なのであろうか?  この二つの見方のどちらかが正当と言えるのか?  言語と音楽の間には、どのような、またどのような理由で、もしあるとすれば、関連があるのだろうか。」 でしょうかね。

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