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    hi everybody ! I have a question which let me in a confusing sitaution

    what is the difference between code-mixing and code-switching

    would anyone answer me please?

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    Re: need help

    Hi littel angel

    Click here Random Ideas: Is Code Mixing & Code Switching A Boon Or A Bane? (there are examples, too).

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    Re: need help

    thanxs a looooooooooooooooooot

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    Re: need help

    I read the article you gave me but I did not understand pretty well, it is said that code switching is using two languages when speaking and when being a bilingual, and code mixing is the use of two languages at the same time ! in fact , I still don't see the difference?

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    hi little angel,

    I don't know about code-muxing but I know code-switching. It is meant to be the use of one dialect or language rather than other. It could be also using one set of vocabulary over other ones. So that, not only people, who are bilingual, but also all people can switch among their codes!

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    Hi little,

    From what I know, code-switching is when someone changes from their L1(native language) to their L2 (second language) in one conversation. Code-mixing is the same thing. Some people say code-switching while others say code-mixing. Here is an example.

    Me - Hi Sarah. How are you?
    Sarah - I'm fine, y tu?
    Me - Me? I am okay. Today es horible.
    Sarah - Really? Que pena.

    Notice that the words in bold are Spanish words and the regular words are in English. This is code-switching/mixing.

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    Re: need help

    I have a course in socio linguistics nowadays. code-mixing has to do with switch code from a language to another. however, code-switching is about switching from one dialect to another.

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