Essays about: "music lyrics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 essays containing the words music lyrics.

  1. 1. French pop music remakes in Turkey: A cognitive semiotic inquiry into cultural transfer

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kognitiv semiotik; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Azize Günes; [2017]
    Keywords : Popular music; song remakes; song adaptation; song translation; Turkey; Turkish pop music; French pop music; cultural transfer; cognitive semiotics; cultural communication; westernization; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the importation, transformation and distribution of French popular music in Turkey during the 20th century have been investigated as a case study of cultural transfer. By using theories and methods within a cognitive semiotic framework, this study provides an overview of the phenomenon of French pop music remakes in Turkey by accounting for the initial situation of communication of remade pop music through recorded materials, and by providing an analysis of the changes made to the songs when transformed from French to Turkish, as well as the linguistic meanings that were made available to the Turkish public in this process. READ MORE

  2. 2. You Call me a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing : A Study into the Current Use and Semantic Properties of the Noun Bitch

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Vanja Elizabeth Liv Vinter; [2017]
    Keywords : lexical semantics; semantic prosody; semantic change; corpus linguistics; reappropriation;

    Abstract : This paper analyses and discusses the present-day use of the noun bitch, as the term in contemporary usage seems to have started to deviate from the lexical definition. Traditionally considered an insult when applied to a woman, bitch has recently started being used as a self-imposed label rather than an applied one. READ MORE

  3. 3. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO ME WHINE? First person pronoun use in English pop lyrics

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Markus Berg; [2016-02-05]
    Keywords : sociolinguistics; quantitative study; statistical analysis; hip hop;

    Abstract : The purpose of the present study was to determine whether a pattern in first person pronounuse can be detected in the lyrics of different music genres. For this purpose, eighty songs wererandomly selected by Spotify's "Radio" feature, twenty from each of four different genres: hiphop, pop, punk, and club/house. READ MORE

  4. 4. Drömmarnas stad och hemmet i skogen : diskursiva framställningar av det urbana och det rurala i svensk populärmusik

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Julia Löf; [2016]
    Keywords : diskursanalys; hegemoni; urban och rural; natur och kultur; pastoral; populärmusik;

    Abstract : Vad kan populärmusikens texter säga oss om hur staden och landsbygden framställs för oss? Syftet med denna kandidatuppsats inom ämnet landsbygdsutveckling är att undersöka delade bilder av det urbana respektive det rurala så som de framträder i texterna, för att se vilka diskurser dessa populärmusikaliska texter anknyter till. För att undersöka detta har jag använt mig av en diskursanalytisk ingång i teori och metod, där Laclau och Mouffe’s diskursteori med fokus på kamp om meningsskapande och hegemoni varit en grundsten. READ MORE

  5. 5. Winged words from Shakespeare´s tragedy Hamlet in the world of Google texts

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Marianne Wabnik; [2015-10-16]
    Keywords : Expression; phrase; quotation; Shakespeare;

    Abstract : This essay explores a selection of famous quotes in Shakespeare´s Hamlet. Almost everyone knows some of them, even people lacking formal literary education. These quotes, which have become winged words or idioms, are discussed. Many phrases and expressions in Hamlet are still used in everyday language, sometimes unconsciously. READ MORE