The phenomenon of Code-Switching and Code-Mixing as Practiced among Faculty Members in a Saudi University

Al-Qahtani, Abdulkhaleq (2014) The phenomenon of Code-Switching and Code-Mixing as Practiced among Faculty Members in a Saudi University. Language Phenomena in Urban Society. pp. 8-15. ISSN ISBN 978-602-7924-70-3

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Abstract

This is an exploratory investigation of the phenomenon of code mixing/switching as practiced in the College of Languages and Translation at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. The researcher has been observing how faculty members use this technique among themselves and with their students despite the fact that they are all very fluent in English. 18 faculty members (English Lecturers and professors) from five different cultures participate in this study. The results show that they use the technique for many different reasons. People from different cultures hold slightly different views about the topic. However, despite all the differences, they all contend that mixing and switching is a communicative and social necessity that perform certain tasks without which communication competence would suffer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: English Language
Divisions: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
College of Languages and Translation > Translation
Depositing User: Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 21:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 21:33
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/154

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