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Children in the early years classrooms code-switching. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Chahine, Daniele
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T07:11:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T07:11:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 3/10/2011
dc.date.submitted 1/27/2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/267
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 76-86). en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the different reasons students code-switch, how they code-switch, why, where and when they code-switch. It attempts to show how much students have been codeswitching nowadays. This paper also attempts to describe the reasons young children codeswitch in the classroom with one another. The two instruments used in order to explore the issue of code-switching in the Early Years classrooms were participant observation, where observation of students were made in different classes and documentation of their dialogue was recorded, and teacher interviews, where interviews were conducted with five teachers in the Early Years department. The results showed that children tended to code-switch in order to negotiate the language for their interaction and to adapt to other students’ favoured language and their capability in addition to manage conversational talk. The results also showed that codeswitching is employed as a supplementary resource to attain certain conversational objectives in interactions with other bilingual speakers. Research should be conducted on the on the presentation of the literature on mixing in bilingual children during the earliest of language acquisition. More research should also be done on students’ code-switching and the reasons they code-switch should be made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Education, Bilingual -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Education, Primary -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Children in the early years classrooms code-switching. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200300711 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Layla Al-Kadi Harmoush
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 106 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Bilingualism en_US
dc.keywords Code-switching en_US
dc.keywords Multilingualism en_US
dc.keywords Code-mixing en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Pre-school en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.2 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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