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Code-switching in Gol & Gincu


Mohamed Nil, Zurina and Paramasivam, Shamala (2012) Code-switching in Gol & Gincu. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 66. pp. 169-175. ISSN 1877-0428


There are a lot of research concerning code-switching, both in the local and international context. However, this study examines a different aspect of code-switching. It analyses the use of code-switching in the media specifically in a movie. The study aims to understand code-switching in the mediated form in a Malaysian movie; Gol & Gincu. The study examines the macro and micro functions of code-switching in this movie. It was found that some of the macro functions of code-switching included Speech Accommodation, Construction of Identity and to Exhibit Power. Within these macro functions, there were a variety of micro functions embedded within the discourse. The significance of the study is on how the macro and micro functions of code-switching in the movie Gol & Gincu may be reflective of code-switching in real life communication in Malaysian Society particularly the urban community.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.11.258
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Code-switching; Malaysian film; Macro functions; Micro function
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 02:55
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 02:55
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48186
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