Phonetic Analysis of German Songs
- 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.045How to use a DOI?
- Phonetic; Phonology; Phon; German song
In learning German listening skills through songs, difficulties may arise due to singers’ diverse pronunciation, referred to as a phonetic phenomenon. This study discusses phonetic phenomena in German songs using phonological processes theory of Assimilation (assimilation), vokalische Auslӧsung des [r] ([r] vocal triggering) elision, and Aphӓrese (apheresis) by Bouchara and Baalla. This study aims to analyze phonetic phenomena in German song lyrics, identify the frequency of these phenomena according to the phonological processes, and examine the differences in phonological processes in German songs in different genres. Coverage of this study is limited to phonetic phenomena that occur in the lyrics. The quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are employed in examining the following corpora: So wie jetzt by Revolverheld (pop), Meer sein by Silbermond (rock), and Vermissen by Juju (feat. Henning May) (hip-hop/rap). This study reveals that the most common phonological process is elision. On the other hand, the least is the [r] vocal triggering. These four phonological processes are used to synchronize the lyrics with melody, rhythm, and tempo; facilitate pronunciation, and make the lyrics sound more flowing.
- © 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Tiara Annisa Adhi Moulidhanty AU - Julia Wulandari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Phonetic Analysis of German Songs BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 302 EP - 312 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.045 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.045 ID - Moulidhanty2021 ER -