Code Switching and Code Mixing

Before explaining how the terms of code-switching and code-mixing are used, what they mean, let’s have a look at the history of the term of code-switching.   Where does the term of code-switching come from? The first one introducing the metaphor of a language switch, i.e. the changing from one language to another during a conversation, […]

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Code-switching, what to do, when should I worry?

This is one of the questions I get asked frequently: When should I worry when my children do code-switching? First of all, the term code-switching is widely used as an umbrella term for using different languages in the same sentence, alternating them to some extent. It is not to be confused with borrowing, where a […]

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