Code Switching Among Bilingual Teenagers

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Purwati Purwati


Abstarct- This research deal with code switchng used in bilingual teenagers. The bilingual teenagers means come from intermerriage family. It was investigate the types of code switching that used in bilingual teenagers’ conversation and also why they did it. This research used descriptive qualitative method. The data collected by record and transcript their utterances then underlying them that contain code switching. Two types of code switching found in bilingual teenagers’ conversation namely; emblematic code switching and situational code switching. Three underlying reasons for code switching were found, they were talking about particular topic, interjection (inserting sentence fillers or sentence connectors) and express group identity. The dominant reason that used is express group identity because the participants want to express their ability in using language by switch their language.

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