Pros And Cons Of Code Switching

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Code-switching is a part of linguistics, which is a scientific study of language, and stands for a multitude of different aspects. Some people use the term code-switching to describe multilingual people, people who can speak more than one language, and talk back and forth between the languages. Code-switching outside of linguistics means something slightly different. In today’s usage of the term, it is sometimes used to refer to relatively stable informal mixtures of two languages, such as Spanglish, Taglish, or Hinglish. However, the name code-switching is sometimes used to refer to switching among dialects. This form of switching is practiced, for example, by speakers of African American dialect English as they move from less formal to more formal settings. However, this switch is not often looked highly upon, or understood by some of society. One has to be careful where they practice their code-switching in the public, for it is not accepted everywhere. Code-switching to some has too much slang. Who is to say slang is a negative thing? For many African Americans, language is both a barrier and a way of demonstrating creative intelligence. Thus, code-switching for that ethnic …show more content…

If there were no code-switching in the African American community, getting a job, or being accepted for promotions, or asked for other things would be harder than it already is for them now. Code-switching is very important in that community purely for acceptance within that group and the rest of the general public. The overall evolution of the term shows its significance and importance of creating important and casual social situations. Unfortunately, the American society today is very judgmental about almost anything that is not understood by the majority. So code-switching, in some groups, is a necessity to be accepted in both their community and the rest of

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