code-switch


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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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In the face of stigmatization, the majority of Quebec English-speaking postsecondary students code-switch and display an ambivalent attitude.
From these learners, a collective of 63% of the learners stated that thus often code-switched while learning during class.
A Bilingual speaker code-switch to his weaker language to add colour or blends the two linguistic systems according to his/her needs or preferences (Valdes-Fallis 1978).
Hinrichs (2006) examines the emails of native Jamaicans and finds that these speakers prefer English as the primary language in this mode of communication, even though in face-to-face interaction they code-switch between English and Jamaican Creole.
Botanica is written mainly in Spanish and the only characters who code-switch are Millie and Ruben, two youngsters who were born in New York.
The main purpose of the study was to identi and the significance of each ffinction of code-switching by asking teachers why they code-switch and what specific pedagogical functions code-switching serves in the classrooms.
Students today are doing more than multitasking; they have much better abilities to code-switch, according to Tapscott.
Teachers do code-switch while teaching this subject in the classroom in Pakistan and the reason for this switch may be that English is taught as a main/compulsory subject at school and college levels.
Do students A: They communicate better in who code-switch informal settings.
In their study of code switching in foreign language classroom, Liebscher & Dailey-O'Cain (2005), "found that students code-switch not only as a fallback method when their knowledge of L2 fails them, or for other participant-related functions, but also for discourse-related functions that contextualize the interactional meaning of their utterances"(p.234).
Hence, the opposite may have occurred with the students in this study; for example, the students needed encouragement to speak Spanish and to code-switch. Consequently, most students spoke both languages during the taped sessions after receiving repeated modeling and encouragement from the bilingual facilitator.
The ability to code-switch can bring together and separate the awareness of cultural knowledge behind the words that are used from a language other than that of hegemonic society.
6 MARC SWANSON After following this guy's work for a few years, I realize its rhetorical strength comes from its ability to code-switch. Swanson's sculptures (featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial) look like taxidermic deer-hunter trophies, but his antlered bucks are fabricated from foam and encrusted with dazzling crystals.
The ultimatum was issued by Wigan owner Dave Whelan, whose patience over the long-running code-switch saga is running thin.