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Code-switching and code-mixing in Internet chatting: between 'yes', 'ya', and 'si'-a case study

Mónica S. Cárdenas Claros https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4031-53921, & Neny Isharyanti2

1 Pontificia Universiadad Católica de Valparaíso, CHILE monica.cardenas@pucv.cl
2 Satya Wacana Christian University, INDONESIA neny.isharyanti@gmail.com

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n3.87


Abstract

This case study examined the occurrences of code-switching and code-mixing in a chatroom based environment. In Fall 2004, the chat room conversations of 12 non-native speakers of English from Spanish and Indonesian backgrounds were collected during a two month period and analyzed to identify: 1) frequency of code-switching and code-mixing for both cultures; 2) topics that triggered code-switching and code-mixing in each culture; and 3) topics common to both cultures and topics less likely to occur within both cultures. The findings suggest that technology-related terms, along with introductory terms, triggered more instances of code-switching and code-mixing regardless of the linguistic background of the participants. Conclusions and suggestions for further research are provided.



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Cárdenas Claros, M.S., & Isharyanti, N. (2009). Code-switching and code-mixing in Internet chatting: between 'yes', 'ya', and 'si'-a case study. The JALT CALL Journal, 5(3), 67–78. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n3.87


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