Exploring the Interdisciplinary Relationship between Music and Language for Enhanced Bilingual Curriculum

Wei Chen Wu, Chia Han Yang, Ming Turner

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Developing an interdisciplinary approach is a paramount concern for educators and researchers in the field of education, given its proven effectiveness in enhancing cognitive comprehension and practical knowledge application. This study examines the pivotal role of music as a potential medium that possesses traits akin to language, serving as a conduit for expressing thoughts and emotions. Emphasizing the significance of music education, this study delves into its profound impact on fostering linguistic abilities. Through a comprehensive review of 32 studies, this study explores the dynamic interplay between music and language. It examines the development of musical properties and inherent characteristics of music competency, catering to diverse intelligences within the framework of linguistic growth. The findings obtained from the specified studies illustrate the manifold benefits of music in enhancing specific aspects of linguistic abilities, underscoring its positive impact on language education. This study provides valuable recommendations for music/language educators and bilingual instructors. It also identifies potential areas of focus, thereby establishing the foundation for future inquiries within this interdisciplinary field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-112
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Nov 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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