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Code-Switching in Whatsapp Group: A Social Realty Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Endang, Yuliani Rahayu and Agnes, Widyaningrum and Yulistiyanti, Yulistiyanti Code-Switching in Whatsapp Group: A Social Realty Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. Artikel Publikasi.

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The current study examined the use of Code-Switching in WhatsApp Group (WAG) to find out what codes were used and switched among users of WA and in particular to identify the rationales for such a discursive practice in their communication amid Covid-19 Pandemic. Data for this study were screenshots of linguistic exchanges in WAG over a period of two days (weekend). Theoretical framework for the use of Code- Switching was highlighted as the basis of data analysis. Findings reveal that most members of WAG employ intra-sentential code-switching. Regarding the rationales of code-switching, most members used code- switching to talk about particular topics and to show empathy. The study concludes that code switching is a social reality in a multilingual and multicultural society of diverse educational background. It is highly recommended that similar studies be conducted in some wider and more diverse strata of people in the use of CS to support a newly coined term ‘Permanent Code Switching’ (PCS).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institution: Fakultas Bahasa dan Ilmu Budaya
Depositing User: Fakultas Ekonomi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 03:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 03:31
URI: https://eprints.unisbank.ac.id/id/eprint/8481

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