EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN POPULAR MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN STUDENTS (POP, RAP AND REGGAE)
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 music 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 popular music penetrates and affect their usage of English language. This research work has examined the various ways in which the Nigerian popular music affects the use of English language using three randomly selected Nigerian music tracks. The result of the analysis shows that Nigerian popular music introduces and changes a lot in English vocabulary.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA
1.2 MUSIC IN NIGERIA
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
- 4 JUSTIFICATION OF THE STUDY
1.5 SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
1.6 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.2 GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCE AND PERFORMANCE
2.4 INFLUENCE OF THE AMERICAN ENGLISH
2.5 WORD FORMATION
CHAPTER THREE: DATA ANALYSIS
3.1 ANALYSIS OF DATA
3.1.2 WORD FORMATION
3.1.3 INFLUENCE OF THE AMERICAN ENGLISH
CHAPTER FOUR: SUMMARY AND FINDINGS
English language is the official language in Nigeria as a tool that facilitates cultural and linguistic unity in the country. Nigerian music 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, Nigerian music artistes started achieving higher quality recordings that rapidly won over the Nigerian audience. English language has been adopted as the language of the Nigerian popular music. In spite of the fact that most Nigerian music singers use English language, they still try to identify with their indigenous languages. Nigerian music 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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