Code-switching in higher education in a multilingual environment

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dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla Nola
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-01T14:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-01T14:46:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 0965-8416 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2751
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that code-switching (CS) between languages in spoken discourse is prevalent in multilingual contexts and is used for many purposes. More recently, it has become the subject of much concern in academic contexts in negatively affecting students’ language use and learning. However, while the concern has been increasing, no rigorous studies have been done in L1 Arabic academic contexts. In this paper, the researchers explore university faculty and students’ views on CS in higher education classes in an American-style institution in Lebanon. Data were collected through unstructured interviews, non-participant observations and questionnaires. Main findings show that faculties are unaware that they code-switch contrary to what non-participant observations showed. The surveys revealed that students code-switch to learn better and that their faculty code-switch in class. Recommendations to raise awareness of this phenomenon in bi/multilingual academic contexts are made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Code-switching in higher education in a multilingual environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Lebanese exploratory study en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Language Awareness en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 353-368 en_US
dc.keywords Multilingualism en_US
dc.keywords Code-switching en_US
dc.keywords Conversation analysis en_US
dc.keywords Higher education en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658416.2013.828735 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bahous, R. N., Nabhani, M. B., & Bacha, N. N. (2014). Code-switching in higher education in a multilingual environment: a Lebanese exploratory study. Language Awareness, 23(4), 353-368. en_US
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09658416.2013.828735

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