English Language and Slang in the Lyrics of Popular Music
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Author has chosen this theme because he is a musician himself and new knowledge in text writing is really useful. Author was inspired to write this job from his friends’ musicians, who had problems with text writing in their bands.
The aim of the research is to investigate why contemporary English and slang language is used in song lyrics and to find out what are the music styles that use these lyrics the most.
In order to investigate the role of the specific language the author has the following objectives:
1. Collect the lyrics from popular musicians’ songs;
2. Inspect vocabulary of the lyrics;
3.Make a conclusion based on class lesson and interview;
In his work the author put towards the following research questions.
1.Why do musicians use such a specific language?
2.What music styles do secondary school students listen?
3.What is the style of music where English slang is used more?
4.How many secondary school students do actually recognize the English slang in songs?
The work consists of two parts – theoretical and practical. Theoretical part consists of 3 chapters:
1.The first chapter speaks about forming and history of English language and English slang;
2.The Second chapter is based on interviewing secondary school students about music that they listen;
3.The third chapter is a plan and results of the practical lesson;
In order to write the theoretical part the author has investigated the literature in books, internet and magazines. The practical part is based on work with secondary school students during the lessons and searching for common grammatical mistakes in lyrics.
To better understand the usage of slang and contemporary English we must know the history of English language because it is old and it has many different influences that still have their hand on some parts of English language.
English is a member of the Indo-European family of languages. This broad family includes most of the European languages spoken today.
West Germanic invaders from Jutland and southern Denmark: the Angles (whose name is the source of the words England and English), Saxons, and Jutes, began populating the British Isles in the fifth and sixth centuries AD. They spoke a mutually (the meaning of underlined words can be found in glossary) intelligible language, similar to modern Frisian--the language of northeastern region of the Netherlands--that is called Old English. …
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