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Title: code switching and code mixing
Post by: fana on October 30, 2015, 02:56:54 AM
can anyone tell me what are the difference between code mixing and code switching? I still get confused about those terms.
Title: Re: code switching and code mixing
Post by: Daniel on October 30, 2015, 02:19:05 PM
Code mixing exists in a community and may become conventionalized, while code switching is characteristic of a single speaker actively using two different codes (eg, languages) at the same time.
Obviously sometimes the distinction is hard to make.