A Study of Code Switching in the Movie I Not Stupid Too
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 53-57
Received: Sep. 17, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 5, 2016; Published: Dec. 5, 2016
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Cao Geman, School of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
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Abstract
With the development of globalization, it becomes a common thing for people to communicate with each other in more than one certain language. When two or more languages exist in a speech community, speakers frequently switch from one language to another. This phenomenon is known as code switching. Under this background, an increasingly attention is paid to code switching. The chief task of this article is to discuss code switching in the movie I Not Stupid Too. This study tries to introduce the different definitions of code switching by some scholars and analyzes the functions of code switching in Singaporean movie I Not Stupid Too. This paper aims to reveal the different types of code switching in the movie with the use of quantitative analysis. Certainly, The main aim of the paper is to help people to be aware of the phenomenon which is called “code switching” and have a better understanding of the significance of code switching in our society. What’s more, people may change their inappropriate mind that code switching is a faulty wording or formulation in actual use. Code switching could be reexamined and used suitable.
Keywords
I Not Stupid Too, Code Switching, Function, Cross-Cultural Communication
To cite this article
Cao Geman, A Study of Code Switching in the Movie I Not Stupid Too, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2016, pp. 53-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20160206.11
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