Code-mixing : linguistic form and socio-cultural meaning

Judy Woon Yee HO

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Code-mixing is the change of one language to another within the same utterance or in the same oral/written text. It is a common phenomenon in societies in which two or more languages are used. Studies of code-mixing enhance our understanding of the nature, processes and constraints of language (Myers-Scotton, 1993a; Boeschoten, 1998; Azuma, 1998), and of the relationship between language use and individual values, communicative strategies, language attitudes and functions within particular socio-cultural contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Language, Society and Culture
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


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