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 page i
Certification ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract v
Operational Definition of Terms vi
Table of Contents vii

CHAPTER ONE
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study 1
Statement of Research Problem 1
Aims and Objectives 2
Delimitation and Limitation 2
Justification 3
Methodology 4

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
Introduction 5
Sociolinguistics 6
Code Mixing 8
Motivations for Code Mixing 11
Message Intrinsic Factors 12
Situational Factors 12
Language Gap 13
Societal Factors 13
Physical Setting 14
Domain 14
Stylistic Motivations 14
Functions of Code Mixing 15
Nigerianism 15
Phonetics and Phonology 15
Morphology and Syntax 17
Lexis and Structure 18
Summary 19

CHAPTER THREE
DATA ANALYSIS
Introduction 20
Datum One 20
Datum Two 22
Datum Three 24
Datum Four 25
Datum Five 27
Datum Six 28
Datum Seven 30
Datum Eight 33
Datum Nine 35
Datum Ten 38
Discussion 41
Summary 42

CHAPTER FOUR
SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION
Summary 43
Findings 44
Conclusion 44
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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