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The Linguistic features of Afro American vernacular English in the lyrics of 50 Cent's songs

Kusuma, Elfa (2007) The Linguistic features of Afro American vernacular English in the lyrics of 50 Cent's songs. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Afro American Vernacular English is a variety of English spoken by some African Americans to varying degrees. One of the most famous Afro American singers is "50 cent". In singing a song, people may use different speech patterns of language according to their ethnicities and social networks. Therefore, the writer is curious to know what kinds of AAVE linguistic features that are used by 50 cent in the lyrics of his songs and what AAVE linguistic features that are used the most in the songs? lyrics of 50 cent. The theory of AAVE linguistic features by Trudgill and Wardaugh are applied in this research. There are several steps in analyzing the data. Firstly, identifying the vocabularies which are not appropriate with Standard English, then identifying the meaning of each vocabulary. Lastly, counting the number of each type of AAVE linguistic features that are used in the lyrics of 50 cent?s songs. The findings signify that the AAVE linguistic feature that is mostly used by 50 cent in his songs? lyrics is the use of [n] to replace [?]. Hopefully, through this study the students can learn more about AAVE and enrich their vocabularies, both spoken and written in daily communication.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: vernacular english, linguistic features, lyrics
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 20:46
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8484

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