Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

A Study of Code Mixing in Pakistani Urdu Songs: A Listeners’ Perspective

Kashaf Mahmood, Reda Sajid, Ayesha Imtiaz, Muzmmal Haider
code mixing; Pakistani songs; listeners’ perspective. ,


This study investigated English codes mixed with Urdu in music and the audience's attitude towards this code-mixing. Two data sources were employed to collect the data; 25 songs were chosen from YouTube, and a sample of 50 students was selected from a private university in Lahore to collect the responses. The responses were collected on a three-scale questionnaire. This study revealed that English code-mixing is frequently used in Urdu music. According to the survey, most such listeners opine that code-mixing is an effective feedback technique. Although it has an adverse impact on the native languages, blending English and Urdu in songs enhances their agreeable effects. Certain music is in need because they help people feel groomed and up-to-date.