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Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 7, Issue 2, 2010

Omar Ibrahim Alomoush, Mohammad Abdullah Matarneh
Pages 223-233

The Spread of Code-switches into Jordanian Social Settings

The current study investigates the infiltration of code-switches into Jordanian social settings. It is also to examine Jordanians' attitudes toward the spread of code-switches in different social settings, the rationale behind the spread of code-switches, the role of media, types of code-switches and linguistic dominance. To illustrate the existence of this phenomenon, a corpus consisting of more than two hundred code-switches has been built up. Most importantly, to measure Jordanians' attitudes toward the phenomenon, more than three hundred questionnaires have been delivered in Amman city.

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