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Bilingual Code-Switching in a Swedish Context: A study of three Swedish-Arabic and three Swedish-English speakers
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Code-Switching (CS) is a world-wide phenomenon, allowing bilinguals across the globe to alternate effortlessly between their languages. As interesting as it sounds, code-switching can be used for a number of reasons, and there are different linguistic contexts in which this phenomenon occurs. Umeå is a very multinational city in northern Sweden, and this paper will present the results from interviewing a group of three (a) Arabic-Swedish speakers and a group of three (b) English-Swedish speakers on their use of language and code-switching. The results show that group a and group b both use CS as a tool to express themselves better, and also to feel a sense of belonging in their different surroundings. Being a bilingual usually comes with two cultures, and this includes many different situations in which these bilinguals use CS.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Code-Switching, Language use, Umeå, Bilingualism, Swedish Language
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-157143DiVA, id: diva2:1295634
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Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved

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