Tokyo Night Fever : A study of English code-switching in Japanese 1970s & 1980s city pop
Summary, in English
The purpose of this thesis is to add further knowledge regarding the mixing of languages (code-switching) in Japanese popular music from the 1970s and 1980s. The genre of focus is the newly resurfaced musical style city-pop. Analysis of functional elements as well as a quantitative examination of three established code-switching types was made. Comparisons of the code-switching construction in song lyrics between the respective decades (1970s, 1980s) constitute a focal point. From the results, it could be seen that the 1980s lyrics contained the most amount of code-switches and that functions of the switches proved to be many.
- Languages and Literatures
- language study
- soft rock
- Axel Svahn (Doctoral Student)