The Influence of Musically Gifted on the Development of Language Competences


  • Goran Sučić Associate Professor dr. sc. Full Professor with permanent tenure University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Split, Croatia


music, musical ear, language, competence, achievement


Cognitive processes related to children involved in music are directly related to other cognitive processes in the brain because music is known to directly or indirectly affect many mental processes, but we still don't have evidence of how and in which way this process takes place. Since the paper deals with influence of musically gifted students on the development of language competencies, in the theoretical elaboration of the paper we will try to analyze and compare musical intelligence in relation to linguistic intelligence. The empirical part of the paper will present the results of research on the process of mastering language competencies among students going to gymnasium who are musically gifted and attend music education in relation to other students.