Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52422
Title: 'Mixers' and 'Mixing': English across Cultures
Authors: Kamwangamalu, N.M. 
Issue Date: 1992
Source: Kamwangamalu, N.M. (1992). 'Mixers' and 'Mixing': English across Cultures. World Englishes 11 (2-3) : 173-181. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The phenomenon of language "mixing" involves alternating use of two or more languages or language varieties in one speech event. It can be classified as code-mixing (CM) in which alternation is intrasentential, & code-switching (CS) where alternation is intersentential. A cross-linguistic & cross-cultural perspective on the functions of CM & CS is adopted in an examination of their uses in the South Asian context. Aspects of CM that may characterize its functions on a universal basis include marking of eliteness, marking modernization, & marking in-group identification. It is argued that in bilingual communities, CM may occur in any situation, not just in informal contexts. B. Annesser Murray.
Source Title: World Englishes
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52422
ISSN: 08832919
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