This study investigates why and how bilinguals speakers tend to code switch on social media such as; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Bilingual speakers who were born in the US, who adapted English as their second language or who have learned Spanish as their second language in school, usually tend to combine the two languages, English and Spanish, in order to get across their point of view to others. For this reason, this investigation was created to analyze how code- switching can influence people when it's exposed on media. There were three social medias with the total of 37 participants who had posted comments, status, pictures, videos in English, Spanish or mixing both where a good amount of people got influenced by. Therefore, the leading results were the following: (1) at every code switching done on any social media, users code switch or use the same style as a way to expand and influence others. (2) Users code switch as a way to expand a new culture and identity as being one big group.
|Advisor:||Davidiak, Elena, Ruiz-Debbe, Lilia D.|
|School:||State University of New York at Stony Brook|
|Department:||Hispanic Languages and Literature|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language|
|Keywords:||Bilingual speakers, Code switching, English as a second language|
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