Code Switching in Contemporary Kiswahili Rap Song

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Show simple item record WANGARI, Munuku Anne 2021-06-15T14:15:20Z 2021-06-15T14:15:20Z 2016-04
dc.identifier.issn 2306-0557 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 2310-5402 (Online)
dc.description.abstract Code s witching is a prevalent form of language behavior and interpersonal communication in Nairobi and other urban areas in Kenya. It is an important area of study in finding out how language is used to effectively communicate ideas among multilingual speakers and to enhance interpersonal relationships. This study looked at CS in Kiswahili rap songs from a sociolinguistic point of view. Some of the researches done on CS previously show that there are universal constraints on CS in conversations indicating that CS is not random but follows grammatical rules but none has looked at CS in song. This study aims to find out these constraints apply to the Rap song considering that the song may be using poetic language. This will add to the existing knowledge of CS in the sense that there might be patterns of CS in song that are not in a conversation. Song is a source of information on how a given society is using language by showing the value of the codes used and their symbolism. This is also examined in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Beder University en_US
dc.subject Song; Translation; Code Switching; Language;Communication; Message en_US
dc.title Code Switching in Contemporary Kiswahili Rap Song en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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