Morphological Structure in Jason Mraz’s Songs


This research focused on the morphological structure in Jason Mraz’s songs. This study used the theory of the Rochelle hypothesis (2009) and examined the morphemes found in Jason Mraz’s songs and their morphological structure. The songs were obtained directly from Google. This research applied a qualitative method. The data were analyzed by reading the lyrics of the Jason Mraz’s songs, underlining word by word, identifying the words by classing them into morphemes, and calculating the morphemes of each word to find out the frequency of the morphological structure. Jason Mraz’s songs used free morphemes (87.8%) dominantly in the songs, and also used bound morphemes, namely inflectional morphemes (8.5%) and derivational morphemes (3.7%).

Keywords: Morphological Structure, Jason Mraz, Songs

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