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Title: An analysis of French-Arabic code-switching in Algiers
Author: Keddad, Sadika
ISNI:       0000 0004 2691 8688
Awarding Body: Birkbeck (University of London)
Current Institution: Birkbeck (University of London)
Date of Award: 1986
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This research investigates French-Arabic. code-switching in Algeria. It is based on fifteen hours of spontaneous conversations obtained from thirty informants, selected according to sex, age and education. They were divided into three age groups (old, middle-aged, young) and three educational groups (educated, intermediate, non-educated). The informants speech was analysed from a linguistic point of view to look for possible constraints on codeswitching; the phonological, morphological and syntactic aspects of code-switching were examined. The linguistic analysis was also supplemented-with sociolinguistic findings by relating some features of code-switching to the social variables of sex, age and education. An analysis of variance was performed, to test. the main effects and interactions of age, sex and education on seven features of code-switching. These include phonological transfer, flapped /R/, morphological integration, French word switching, total word switching, intra-sentential and inter-sentential switching. The research is of interest in that it will add to our knowledge of code-switching among bilingual speakers. It tests the validity of hypotheses that have been proposed by researchers working in other situations of language contact, concerning the structure of code-switching. It is of social and educational importance also, in that it provides an empirical account of some aspects of changing language usage in Algeria today
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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