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El cambio de código en hispanohablantes en Suecia: Experiencias y actitudes
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Spanish.
2014 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Code-switching among Hispanics in Sweden : experiences and attitudes (English)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis it is investigated how Spanish-speakers in Sweden experience living with two languages ​​and how common it is for them to use code-switching in their everyday speech. The study has focused on not only the experiences but also the use of code-switching among Hispanics who have become bilinguals in Sweden. The study has also examined the attitudes the informants show towards code – switching.The aim of this study is to provide a picture of the experiences Spanish-speakers have of becoming bilinguals in Sweden and of learning and using Swedish as a second language. It is of interest to see how the bilinguals converse inside and outside the home and how frequent and accepted it is among the Hispanics in Sweden with the use of code-switching in different social contexts. In summary, we can see that the Hispanics in Sweden are satisfied with the linguistic development they have experienced by learning a new language and that they consider it beneficial being bilingual. The study shows that code-switching is very much used, but not fully accepted even by those who use it on a daily basis. Code-switching is in many cases not considered appropriate and it is sometimes performed unconsciously.

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2014. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
bilingualism, spanish-speakers, attitudes, code-switching
Keyword [sv]
kodväxling, spansktalande
Keyword [es]
el cambio de código, hispanohablantes, actitudes, experiencias
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13768OAI: diva2:694291
Available from: 2014-02-07 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2014-02-07Bibliographically approved

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