AN ANALYSIS OF SLANG WORD IN SONG LYRICS USED BY “BRUNO MARS”

Ferawaty Puspitorini, Dede Narawaty

Abstract


The study concerned with discussing about slang words used in Bruno Mars song
lyrics. The research design of this study is descriptive qualitative method. In this
study, the theory of word-formation process by George Yule process (1986) in his
book ―the study of language‖ is used to analyze the formation process of each
slang word. The researcher only analyzes five in Bruno Mars song lyrics. They
are grenade, our first time, gorilla, runaway and somewhere in Brooklyn. There
are consists of two research problem : (1) what is the type of slang word used by
Bruno Mars in lyrics, (2) what is the dominant slang word found in Bruno Mars
song lyrics. The data were document analysis, the research tried to find and
identity the slang word in lyric by marking, finding and analyzing the slang word.
The result shows that from 58 data taken, not all process of slang-word formation
appear in the lyrics. Five process of slang-word formation found in the lyrics. The
process of slang word formation that are used in the lyrics are clipping(140%),
blending(140%), coinage(140%), borrowing(20%), and acronym(0%).
Keywords: sociolinguistics, slang word, Bruno Mars, lyrics, song


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