ERIC Number: EJ664626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Music and Mondegreens: Extracting Meaning from Noise.
Smith, Geoff P.
ELT Journal, v57 n2 p113-21 Apr 2003
Looks at attempts by advanced learners of English in Hong Kong to identify words while transcribing song lyrics. Includes a number of misinterpretations recently dubbed "mondegreens." The words chosen for second language speakers show evidence of a serious attempt to create order out of chaos born of an inadequate awareness of the full range of English phonological distinctions. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong