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Su, Lily I-wen and Hui-Chieh Hsu. 2014. Love in disguise: Incongruity between text and music in song. Journal of Pragmatics 62 : 136–150.
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Using a revised conceptual blending model, this study shows how text-music incongruity may produce rich rising meaning, which, though elicited by incongruity, is basically iconic to composers' “intentional” output. The composers may thus communicate meaning to the listener, and pronounce the aesthetics of their songs.