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ERIC Number: EJ1178264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
The Function of Code-Switching in Selma Dabbagh's "Out of It"
Hamamra, Bilal Tawfiq; Qararia, Salsabil
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v9 n2 p126-130 Apr 2018
Bilingualism and biculturalism have a very immediate impact on the make-up of literary works of bilingual and bicultural authors with immediate linguistic traces of bilingual and bicultural mosaic of textual creation. Code-switching is a linguistic and cultural practice used by bilinguals in writing and speaking. This article examines the linguistic and cultural phenomenon of code-switching employed in Selma Dabbagh's novel "Out of It" (2011). We argue that Dabbagh uses code-switching from English into Arabic so as to address the concerns of Palestinians and maintain her Palestinian belonging. At the very beginning, we explain what is meant by code-switching and briefly elucidate the reasons why bilingual authors use this technique. Thereafter, we shed light on the author's background and expound the different types of code-switching she employs in "Out of It." The upshot of this article clears up cultural and textual hybridity as the product of the application of code-switching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine
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