Research Article

An Analysis of Code Mixing and Code Switching in Songs by Pakistani Music Artists

Authors

  • Qasim Iftikhar Raja M.Phil Scholar (English Linguistics), Department of English, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Saba Sadia Lecturer, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Abstract

This paper focuses on the process of Code Mixing and Code Switching done by Pakistani singers in their songs. The study discusses how Pakistani musicians are using it as a part of their creativity. The researcher included th eold singers like Ahmad Rushdi, Nazia Hassan along with the new stars Imran Khan, Ali Haider, Abrar ul Haq, and Bilal Saeed to understand the significance of Code-Mixing and Code Switching. Is the essence of Urdu and Punjabi culture in poetry fading away? Is this a public demand or just makes the music more lyrical? This paper contains the answers to these questions in the form of a survey.

Article information

Journal

Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices

Volume (Issue)

1 (1)

Pages

3-8

Published

2019-08-14

How to Cite

Raja, Q. I. ., & Sadia, . S. . (2019). An Analysis of Code Mixing and Code Switching in Songs by Pakistani Music Artists. Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, 1(1), 3–8. Retrieved from https://www.al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jweep/article/view/12

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Keywords:

Code-Mixing, Code-Switching, Music, Applied Linguistics, Pakistan, Lyrics