Code-mixing : linguistic form and socio-cultural meaning
International Journal of Language, Society and Culture
University of Tasmania
Code-mixing is the change of one language to another within the same utterance or in the same oral/written text. It is a common phenomenon in societies in which two or more languages are used. Studies of code-mixing enhance our understanding of the nature, processes and constraints of language (Myers-Scotton, 1993a; Boeschoten, 1998; Azuma, 1998), and of the relationship between language use and individual values, communicative strategies, language attitudes and functions within particular socio-cultural contexts.
Ho, W. y. J. (2007). Code-mixing: Linguistic form and socio-cultural meaning. International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, (21). Retrieved from http://www.educ.utas.edu.au/users/tle/JOURNAL/issues/2007/21-2.pdf