University of Surrey, UK
WS120: Code-switching in electronic writing: The levelling and maintaining of linguistic borders
This contribution will look at code-switching in sites aimed at Moroccans living outside Morocco, comparing language use in sites whose base language is English and those where it is French. In both cases they are addressing a mixed audience, those whose first language is French or English, but who have a knowledge of Arabic due to their family, and those whose first language is Arabic, but who also speak French or English in everyday life. I will examine a sample of areas on the sites to analyse how and when code-switching takes place, and to consider reasons for differences between the two.
Session: Workshop (part 2)
Code-switching in electronic writing: The levelling and maintaining of linguistic borders
Friday, April 4, 2008, 15:45-17:15