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Mon Feb 04 2013

Qs: Resources on Code-Switching in Popular Japanese Music

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2013
From: Frankie Johnson <allmydreams4040gmail.com>
Subject: Resources on Code-Switching in Popular Japanese Music
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I am a student that is currently working on a thesis on code-switching in Japanese popular music and the motivation(s) for switching in music, but I am having difficulty finding research that has been done on this topic.

I have managed to find similar research on other languages such as the switching of Spanish and English in Reggaeton, but I have not been able to find much on the switching seen specifically with English and Japanese in music.

I am currently listening to Japanese and Korean music and I can hear some English lyrics in almost every song that I listen to. Surely there must have been some research done on this.

Any references to studies on this topic or any advice as to where I can find more information about it would be greatly appreciated.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

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