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Definitions

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  • n. the phenomenon of alternating between two or more languages during spoken conversation

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Examples

  • I think it was David Crystal who in the midst of the hysteria about txt spllng msing up teenagrs riting, pointed out that actually, people are adept at code-switching and in fact it was giving writing a prominence that it had not had for a long time.

    C is for Communicative « An A-Z of ELT

  • There is also evidence of mixing the two languages (code-switching, when in discourse with siblings).

    Reading Development in Two Different Contexts:the Case of the English-greek Bilingual Children in UK and in Cyprus « Articles « Literacy News

  • Implicit in the notion of code-switching is a belief in the illegitimacy of blacks as Americans, as well as a disbelief in the ability of our white peers to understand us.

    American Girl

  • Incidentally, code-switching is something that we all do all the time.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • I'd take out the code-switching because it's not really related and maybe just analyze the discourse as you meant to.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • If, instead, Palin says he "pals around with terrorists", she's used code-switching to mask the seriousness of the charge, obfuscating her meaning enough to get away with making an assertion that inevitably calls for the imprisonment or even assassination of a political opponent.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • So Palin uses code-switching to connect with and inflame her target audience, while you use wild exaggerations -- eg you accuse Palin of making 'an assertion that inevitably calls for the imprisonment or even assassination of a political opponent' -- to connect with and inflame yours.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • It's now who, its the language and use of code-switching to make implications that Obama is the terrorist, and thus justify to the ignorant and fearful that it is justified to whack him.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • As someone who grew up in a multilingual household, I'm intimately familiar with code-switching, and one of the most interesting traits about the practice is not merely how easy it is for people to switch language on the fly, but rather how the choice of language actually informs the meaning and the nuance of the words being said.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • I disagree that Oprah is good at AAVE code-switching.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

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