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code-switch

1. To alternate between two or more languages while speaking. My mom grew up in Quebec, and though she speaks English fluently now, she still sometimes code-switches back to French mid-sentence.
2. To change one's language or manner of speaking or communication to match one's current environment or audience. Many African Americans spend their whole life code-switching. Sorry for the tween slang—I tend to code-switch when I'm around my kids.

code-switching

1. The act or practice of alternating between two or more languages while speaking. My mom grew up in Quebec, and though she speaks English fluently now, she's prone to code-switching back to French mid-sentence.
2. The act or practice of changing one's language or manner of speaking or communication to match one's current environment or audience. Code-switching is an inherent part of African-American culture. Code-switching is a big part of communicating with my kids—I try to use the terms they know.
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The Twitter response is "an indicator of how much people wanted to have this conversation," said Lynette Clemetson, who heads the 11-member Identity and Culture reporting unit at NPR that includes Code Switch.
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The SLP should allow the children to code switch and code mix when it facilitates spontaneous language use (Brice & Perkins, 1997).
She breaks down the linguistic "tells" of Orthodox Jews, explains how religious Jews often code switch depending on their audience, and describes her experience as a non-Orthodox Jew immersing herself in Orthodox homes and communities for research.
Socializing function was seen in the classroom where teachers code switch to break a silence or to create a friendly environment in the class.
Type 4 has 25 instances which shows that characters in the selected novels sometimes code switch in order to illustrate their identity as Hoffmann (1991) states that "emblematic switching serves and emblem of bilingual character" (p.113).
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The Fiji-born union star has openly admitted he would consider a code switch in a bid to get the best deal for him and his family.
Farrell is in talks with the RFU over a probable code switch - and a place in Robinson's England plans.