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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25679

Title: Language and Identity: Bilingual Code-switching in Spanish-English Interviews
Authors: Velasquez, Maria Cecilia
Advisor: Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: Code-switching
English-Spanish
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: The relationship in a bilingual conversation between language choice and identity has been the subject of research in different disciplines such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition among others. The purpose of this research was to understand why and how language alternation occurs in bilingual interviews and its potential connection with identity. The data analyzed was from interviews from Proyecto Latino@, a previous research on Latin@ high school students’ experiences in schools and their academic engagement and/or disengagement. Participants’ narratives of their experiences indicated that code-switching is a result and a process of cultural adaptation. Code-switching in this research presented ways in which participants re-created their own concept of identity. Bilinguals of the Proyecto Latin@ portrayed a multiple identities construction –Spanish- English – when code-switching.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25679
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