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How we mishear lyrics - Professor Andrew Nevins

UCL Sound on February 25, 2013 12:30

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    Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how many song lyrics can be misunderstood. He draws from ABBA's 'Super Trouper', Jimi Hendrix’s 'Purple Haze' and Hall & Oates's 'Everytime You Go Away' as examples of commonly misheard songs. These misunderstandings are called mondegreens.

    Listen to the full Lunch Hour Lecture here: http://snd.sc/Znz1Lr

    Further info:
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/linguistics/People/linguistics-staff/andrew_nevins

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