AN ANALYSIS OF BAD LANGUAGE USED BY "SUM 41’s" LYRICS

LISTYA, LINDA (2009) AN ANALYSIS OF BAD LANGUAGE USED BY "SUM 41’s" LYRICS. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

There are some literary works which can be elaborated into deep analysis. They are letter, essay, novel, drama, poetry, song, etc. A song is a musical composition that contains vocal parts ("lyrics") that are performed ("sung"), commonly accompanied by musical instruments (exceptions would be acappella songs). The lyrics of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, although they may be religious verses or free prose. The writer analyzed the bad language which was used by SUM 41’s lyrics. The purposes were to find the kinds of bad language, to know the types of bad languages and to find out the meanings of bad language which were found in SUM 41’s lyrics. The research design used was descriptive qualitative research. The subject of the study was bad languages used by SUM 41’s song lyrics entitled “ASSHOLE” and “March of the Dogs”. SUM 41 bands were selected as the subjects of the study because they often use bad languages in their lyrics. The writer used documentary observation as the instrument. The object was the lyrics of the songs. The findings of this analysis were divided into two. The first was the kinds of bad languages used by sum 41’s lyrics. They were swearing, slang, jargon, misuse and filler and small words. The second was the interpretation and the meaning of bad languages, they were expletive, abusive, humorous and auxiliary. In conclusion, the writer found that filler and small words, and misuse are the most dominant types of bad language which used in SUM 41’s lyrics. Abusive and humorous are the most dominant type of interpretation and meaning of bad language. There are still a lot of bad languages, the types and also the meaning and the interpretation of bad languages found in SUM 41’s lyrics, but the writer thinks that their lyrics is good to be learned as a source of bad languages. This analysis gives contribution to the study of sociolinguistics and can increase our knowledge about bad language.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anggit Aldila
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 03:55
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 03:55
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/7956

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