Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

El Code Switching en las redes sociales: La expansión de lengua, cultura e identidad
by Cueva, Daniel Stephan, M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2014, 101; 1592527
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 1592527
ISBN: 9781321877823
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