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ERIC Number: EJ1126904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
A New Phenomenon in Saudi Females' Code-Switching: A Morphemic Analysis
Turjoman, Mona O.
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n6 p91-96 Dec 2016
This sociolinguistics study investigates a new phenomenon that has recently surfaced in the field of code-switching among Saudi females residing in the Western region of Saudi Arabia. This phenomenon basically combines bound Arabic pronouns, tense markers or definite article to English free morphemes or the combination of bound English affixes to Arabic morphemes. Moreover, the study examines the factors that affect this type of code-switching. The results of the study indicate that this phenomenon provides data that invalidates Poplack's (1980) universality of the "Free Morpheme Constraint". It is also concluded that the main factors that influence this type of code-switching is solidarity and group identity among other factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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