• Nurjanati Putri Universitas Putera Batam
  • Zakrimal Zakrimal Universitas Putera Batam


Language has many variations in its use, one of them is slang. Slang is used for a very informal speech variety which often serves as an “in group” language, such as  teenagers, army, and pop people group (Richard:1985). Slang is closely related to the community environment. The objective of this research to find out the types of slang word that contained in Mariah Carey’s song lyrics and to find the most often slang language appeared in Mariah Carey’s song lyrics. This research is qualitative research. In the data collection researchers using the method of observation with simak bebas libat cakap technique. In analyzing the data the researcher used orthographic identity method with dividing key-factors technique. The result of the research are presenting by an informal method in the form of words. After conducting the research process, the researcher found 11 types of slang word in the lyrics of Mariah Carey song based on yule’s theory. The 11 types of slang word are etimology, coinage, borrowing, compounding, blending, clipping, backformation, convertion, acronyms, derivation, multipleprosses. In this research, researcher make conclude that the most often slang word appear in the lyrics of Mariah Carey song is clipping.


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How to Cite
PUTRI, Nurjanati; ZAKRIMAL, Zakrimal. AN ANALYSIS OF SLANG WORD IN R & B’S SONG LYRICS: A SOCIOLINGUISTICS APPROACH. SCIENTIA JOURNAL : Jurnal Ilmiah Mahasiswa, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, july 2019. ISSN 2714-593X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2021.
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