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Code-switching practices in Port Harcourt: code-switching as a linguistic resource

Ihemere, Kelechukwu (2010) Code-switching practices in Port Harcourt: code-switching as a linguistic resource. International Journal of the Humanities, 8 (1). pp. 181-194. ISSN 1447-9508

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Abstract

Code-switching is regarded by most researchers as an intricate and complex mode of discourse, one with several rules that govern its use. These regulations are not only grammatical; but social, and linguists have started to explore the depths of this phenomenon and its implications, not only for the study of bilingualism, but also to further our understanding of social and communicative interactions among various sets of people. This paper aims to catalogue and present some instances of how Port Harcourt Ikwerre-Nigerian Pidgin English (NPE) bilinguals employ code-switching as a linguistic resource for realizing particular communicative goals.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:8345
Deposited On:21 Jul 2010 15:57
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