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dc.contributor.advisor Bassiouney, Reem Hafez, Rana Medhat 2015-05-29T11:11:05Z 2016-05-28T22:00:19Z 2015 Spring en_US 2015-05-29
dc.description.abstract Code switching in the Arab world has been discussed extensively. This study explores different factors that affect the process of code switching between English, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, and Modern Standard Arabic among a specific cohort. It examines how speakers position themselves and reflect their identities by using different associations of different codes in formal and informal settings. Data were collected through observations, a demographic questionnaire and interviews from eight board members at the Leo Club of Alexandria, Egypt, a charity and community service club. Five general and board meetings were recorded and transcribed in order to investigate the occurrence of code switching during these meetings. The eight participants filled out the demographic questionnaire. Interviews with the participants were then conducted in an attempt to examine their perceptions about code switching and why they personally use a specific code in different situations. Results reveal that social class, education, and gender appear to be the most important factors affecting participants’ choice of codes. In addition, most of the participants were found to use code switching in order to position themselves in a powerful state that gives them confidence and authority. en_US
dc.format.extent 82 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Code Switching en_US
dc.subject Arabic en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.subject Stance-taking en_US
dc.subject Positioning theory en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.subject Indexicality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Code switching (Linguistics) -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Indexicals (Semantics)
dc.title Factors affecting code switching between Arabic and English en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Teaching English as a Foreign Language en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. English Language Institute en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Plumlee, Marilyn
dc.contributor.committeeMember Gebril, Atta

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