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RJ style of speaking: is it creating a sub-culture of Bangaldeshi youth?

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dc.contributor.advisor Ahmed, Sabreena Tinny, Farhana Zamil 2011-02-15T06:23:02Z 2011-02-15T06:23:02Z 2010 2010-12
dc.identifier.other ID 07263013
dc.description This thesis is submitted in a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 56-57).
dc.description.abstract Now a days the young generation of Dhaka-the capital Bangladesh's speaks in a style which is combination of both English and Bangla accent and pronunciation. Though previously this new style was being used casually among their friends in get together, university campuses or any another places where young people gathered mostly. But today, it is being used formally in almost every gathering and the media, specially the FM radio is greatly influenced by it. It is said that, these FM channels are promoting this new style of speaking and spreading widely among the young generation. This research studies opinions and general views of the tertiary-level students from 3 public and 5 private universities of Bangladesh on this issue. it also analyses the information collected from seven RJs of four FM radio channels to achieve triangulation of results. Research findings indicate that not only the FM radio channels but also an increasing gap between English medium students versus Bengali medium students is responsible for promoting this new style. On the other hand, the young generation have a natural attraction towards new things-whether it is a new style or fashion of clothing, food or way of speaking- they try to adopt them mostly unconsciously and sometimes consciously for being a part of a particular overwhelmed popular group around them. As a result, youths, who are following the new style consciously are being the popular icon to others and the rest is also imitating their style to be just alike them. Eventually, this new style of speaking is creating a new sub culture among the youth by taking over the natural existing way of spoken language in Bangladesh. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Farhana Zamil Tinny
dc.format.extent 65 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject English and humanities
dc.title RJ style of speaking: is it creating a sub-culture of Bangaldeshi youth? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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