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Amending Social Concerns through Language Communication in Selected Songs

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dc.contributor.author Janet Kemunto Omwancha, Dr. Jane Ombati, and Dr. Yakub Adams
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-16T06:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-16T06:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4170
dc.description.abstract The research analyzes the Ekegusii jazz band songs with specific reference to Bana Sungusia Jazz Band songs. Studies have been done on different songs focusing on different themes. The study determined how the language used in the songs is meant to amend the worrying social trends among the Abagusii. Critical Discourse Analysis theory by Norman and Lexicosemantics theory was used in analyzing the Ekegusii jazz band songs with specific reference to Bana Sungusia jazz band songs. Qualitative research design was utilized. Purposive sampling was used to select the study sample. The researcher selected and used 8 songs from the list of Bana Sungusia songs that have been recorded. The data was collected from recorded songs from CDs or video tapes and downloads from YouTube. The songs that were selected were then transcribed in the original language and translated into English language. The data was analyzed and interpreted based on the meaning and application of the themes in the Bana Sungusia jazz band songs. It was found out that the Bana Sungusia jazz band songs have used various words and phrases to pass massages on the concerns affecting the Abagusii. Language has been used to try to amend the worrying social trends addressed in the songs .The outcome of this research will go a long way in providing data to linguistic scholars, listeners of the BanaSungusiajazz and songs, the participants and all the interested parties to understanding the meaning, social concerns and the great power of language in the song far as forming of character and character transformation is concerned. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology en_US
dc.subject Songs, Sungusia, Social trends, Social concerns. en_US
dc.title Amending Social Concerns through Language Communication in Selected Songs en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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