Friday, January 21, 2005

A Study of Bilingual Chinese/English Children's Code Switching Behavior

A Study of Bilingual Chinese/English Children's Code Switching Behavior. This is an interesting article for those of you who deal with bilingual students. It is from Academic Exchange Quarterly.

From the site:

This paper reports the findings from a study that explores young Chinese/English bilingual children’s code switching behavior in a Chinese language program. In particular, it describes one bilingual child’s patterns of language use. The findings suggest that code switching was used as a communicative device by the children in the study. They switched languages during their speech in order to realize social function, pragmatic function, and meta-linguistic function. Educational implications are also provided.

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