CODE MIXING AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC MEDIUM IN SOME SELECTED SONGS IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY

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ABSTRACT

Language plays an important role in the society and this leads to the study of code mixing in relation to sociolinguistics and how code mixed utterances have been triggered as a result of language gap, stylistic motivations, domains, societal factors, message intrinsic factors, physical settings and situational factors. This work examined how these motivations have resulted in code mixed utterances by critically analyzing randomly selected utterances from the randomly selected songs of artistes in the Nigerian music industry. It was discovered that English language has adapted to the Nigerian context which brings out the creative and unpredictable nature of language users. It is therefore safe to conclude that motivations for code mixing enhance communication among cadres of people linguistically united or disjointed.
 
OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERMS

N.E -Nigerian English
B.E -British English 
L1-First Language
L2-Second Language
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title pagei
Certificationii
Dedicationiii
Acknowledgementiv
Abstractv
Operational Definition of Termsvi
Table of Contentsvii

CHAPTER ONE
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study1
Statement of Research Problem1
Aims and Objectives2
Delimitation and Limitation2
Justification3
Methodology4

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
Introduction5
Sociolinguistics6
Code Mixing8
Motivations for Code Mixing11
Message Intrinsic Factors12
Situational Factors12
Language Gap13
Societal Factors13
Physical Setting14
Domain14
Stylistic Motivations14
Functions of Code Mixing15
Nigerianism15
Phonetics and Phonology15
Morphology and Syntax17
Lexis and Structure18
Summary19

CHAPTER THREE
DATA ANALYSIS
Introduction 20
Datum One20
Datum Two22
Datum Three24
Datum Four25
Datum Five 27
Datum Six 28
Datum Seven30
Datum Eight33
Datum Nine35
Datum Ten38
Discussion41
Summary42

CHAPTER FOUR
SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION
Summary43
Findings44
Conclusion44
Bibliography
INTRODUCTION

Society impinges on language, and language impinges on the society. Hence, there must be a relationship existing between language and society. The interdependency of these two entities – language and society led to the study of sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics is the study of all aspects of linguistics applied towards the connections between language and society, and the way we use it in different language situations.
Language is seen as a unifying force and a common ground among various people through which effective communication is carried out. It has however been noticed that even within the same language, there are different ways or styles of speaking. The contact English language had with Nigeria and her indigenous languages and a bid to communicate effectively across and within ethnic boundaries (cases of intra and inter ethnic communication), led to code mixing.
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APA

Ugwu, A. (2018). CODE MIXING AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC MEDIUM IN SOME SELECTED SONGS IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/code-mixing-as-a-sociolinguistic-medium-in-some-selected-songs-in-the-nigerian-music-industry-9065

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "CODE MIXING AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC MEDIUM IN SOME SELECTED SONGS IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/code-mixing-as-a-sociolinguistic-medium-in-some-selected-songs-in-the-nigerian-music-industry-9065. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

MLA7

Ugwu, Anderson . "CODE MIXING AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC MEDIUM IN SOME SELECTED SONGS IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 27 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/code-mixing-as-a-sociolinguistic-medium-in-some-selected-songs-in-the-nigerian-music-industry-9065 >.

Chicago

Ugwu, Anderson . "CODE MIXING AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC MEDIUM IN SOME SELECTED SONGS IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY" Afribary (2018). Accessed November 27, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/code-mixing-as-a-sociolinguistic-medium-in-some-selected-songs-in-the-nigerian-music-industry-9065