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code switching

P. H. Matthews

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199675128
Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191753060
code switching

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Switching in speech between different languages, dialects, etc. E.g. two business associates meet and chat in one language; the meeting becomes formal and they switch to another. Often analysed into subtypes, e.g. as occurring within sentences or at sentence boundaries. Sometimes distinguished from ...

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Subjects: Linguistics

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