978-620-2-09255-5

Code-switching and Gender in SMS Texting

The Case of Algerian EFL Students

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Summary:

With the noted advancement of mobile phone technologies, SMS texting emerged as a perfectly new mode of communication that challenges the conventional rules of standard languages. To gain insights into SMS newly-adopted language, the present work overarching goal was to look into Algerian EFL students' SMS texting practices. Given the texters' multilingual context, code-switching and language choice in gendered groups were examined. The study showed similar code-switching behaviours among male and female texters. As for language choice, the data revealed males and females using languages differently and for different reasons.

Author:

Nora Achili

Biographie:

Nora Achili is a lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of the University of Boumerdes, Algeria. For years now, she has been teaching linguistics, research methodology, discourse analysis and other related subjects to language sciences. Her fields of study and interest are digital languages and gender studies.

Number of Pages:

176

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-10-10

ISBN:

978-620-2-09255-5

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Code-switching, Gender, Multilingual context, EFL Students

Product category:

LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics