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Monday, May 14, 2007

Study of bilingual bloggers

One of my colleagues here at Tech just finished a study on code-switching by bilingual bloggers on the interweb. You can read the full paper here. Here's a taste of her conclusions:
In analyzing Spanish-English bilingual blogs a few evident conclusions surface. First, and answering the former research question posed at the beginning, yes, bilingual bloggers switch languages when writing these public journals. I speculate that while code-switching has often carried a social stigma in oral production, such stigma does not seem to obtain in informal written expression, especially in such a democratic forum as the Internet.


posted by Michelle @ 4:54 PM,

3 Comments:

At 5/16/2007 12:01 PM, Anonymous zolliker said...

You are absolutly right! Even so, with multilingual blogs.

 
At 5/16/2007 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5/29/2007 11:56 AM, Blogger Elenamary said...

thank you for posting this!

 

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