EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

 Due to the fact that English language is the official language of Nigeria, and Nigerian is a multilingual country, English language continues to grow popular every day. The Nigerian R&B with its high level of spread lately has contributed a great deal in influencing English usage. This research work has aimed to enlighten people on how Nigerian R&B music penetrates and affect their usage of English language. This research work has examined the various ways in which the Nigerian R&B music affects the use of English language using four randomly selected Nigerian R&B tracks. The result of the analysis shows that Nigerian R&B music introduces and changes a lot in English vocabulary.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                       i
Certification ii
Dedication           iii 
Acknowledgements                 iv
Abstract                                                               v
Table of contents         vi

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.0 INTRODUCTION                   1
1.1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA                                         2          
1.2 RHYTHM AND BLUES MUSIC                                  3
1.3 MUSIC IN NIGERIA                                                 3
1.4 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY                           4
1.5 JUSTIFICATION OF THE STUDY                      4
1.6 SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH             5
1.7 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY    5

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 INTRODUCTION         6
2.1 LEXICO-GRAMMAR                                         6
2.1.1 LEXIS                                                                     6
2.2 GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCE AND PERFORMANCE          7
2.3 SOCIOLINGUITICS                                               8
2.4 INFLUENCE OF THE AMERICAN ENGLISH                                10
2.5 WORD FORMATION           11
2.5.1 IDIOM                                                                                   12
2.5.2 NEOLOGISM                                                                          13
2.5.3 AGGLUTINATING                                                              14
 2.5.4 CONTRATION                                      14
2.6 SLANG                                                                                              15

CHAPTER THREE: DATA ANALYSIS
3.0 INTRODUCTION                                                                            16
3.1 ANALYSIS OF DATA                                           16
3.1.1 SLANGS                                                                                         16
3.1.2 WORD FORMATION                                                                      20
3.1.2.1 IDIOMATICITY                                                                   20
3.1.2.2 NEOLOGISM                              23
3.1.2.3  AGGLUTINATING                                        25
3.1.2.4 CONTRATION                                      26  
3.1.3 INFLUENCE OF THE AMERICAN ENGLISH                      28

CHAPTER FOUR: SUMMARY AND FINDINGS
4.0 INTRODUCTION                                    33
4.1 SUMMARY                                               33
4.2 FINDINGS                                             34
4.3 CONCLUSION                                                35
         BIBIOLOGRAPHY
      APPENDIX

INTRODUCTION

 English language is the official language in Nigeria as a tool that facilitates cultural and linguistic unity in the country. Part of the area in which English language is used peculiarly in the country is music. R&B music originated from traditional Rhythm and Blues music. Today, the term R&B is most often used to describe a style of Africa American music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s. Nigerian R&B culture started spreading in the 1990s with the likes of Plantashun Boiz, The Remedies etc. When the country witnessed proliferation of computer and cheap music editing software in the 21th century, Nigeria R&B artistes started achieving higher quality recordings that rapidly won over the Nigerian audience.
 English language has been adopted as the language of the Nigerian R&B music. In spite of the fact that most Nigerian R&B singers use English language, they still try to identify with their indigenous languages. Nigerian R&B singers use their music as a medium of informing their listeners of the current event and liberation strategies, using alternate language understood only by those within the cultural network. Through the years, many of the words and phrases become integrated and used by listeners who had figured out the context and definitions of these words.
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Ugwu, A. (2018). EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-nigerian-r-b-music-on-the-use-of-english-language-in-nigeria-645

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-nigerian-r-b-music-on-the-use-of-english-language-in-nigeria-645. Accessed 08 Feb. 2023.

MLA7

Ugwu, Anderson . "EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&amp;B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 08 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-nigerian-r-b-music-on-the-use-of-english-language-in-nigeria-645 >.

Chicago

Ugwu, Anderson . "EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&amp;B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA" Afribary (2018). Accessed February 08, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-nigerian-r-b-music-on-the-use-of-english-language-in-nigeria-645