Code Alternation on the Air: The use of Arabic religious expressions in Algerian television interviews
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In a study involving two languages: French and Arabic, this thesis examines the patterns and meanings of Arabic religious expressions as a code alternation practice in Algerian television interviews. It is concerned with investigating what participants may accomplish by selecting Arabic over French in some points of interaction to deploy religious expressions in their utterances. It also aims at exploring what the function is that these expressions may achieve for the organization of talk-in-interaction. Based on their manifestation in the participants’ utterances, the current study identifies four categories of the use of religious expressions in Algerian media talk where they appear as: transition words to switch to Arabic to keep going on in interaction; in adjacency pairs as a result of a reciprocal invocation between participants; devices to hold the floor and continue turns in interaction; and finally, signals for closing turns and shifting topics where a speakership change or a move to a new topic is possible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
conversation analysis, code alternation, code-switching, transfer, religious expressions, turn constructional unit, transition relevance place.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80408ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A--12/05--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-80408DiVA: diva2:546996
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Language and Culture in Europe
2012-06-12, IKK library, Campus Valla - Linköping university, Linköping, 18:20 (English)
Broth, Mathias, Biträdande professor i språk och kultur med inriktning mot språk och interaktion
Ekström, Anna, Dr.