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Arabic-English Code Switching in the Egyptian Talk Show ‘Shabab Beek’

Abstract This sociolinguistic study examines the various functions of Arabic-English code switching in the Egyptian talk show ‘Shabab Beek (literally: Young by You; communicatively: The Young Speak)’. In addition, this study investigates the syntactic categories and types of switches to English. The data consist of approximately four hours and forty-five minutes of YouTube videos of the talk show in which code switching to English occurred. The videos are collected from six episodes of the show that were aired in October 2010. The show featured three categories of speakers, show hosts, guests, and callers. The findings show that most of the switches were produced by show hosts and guests while callers produced very few switches due perhaps to the li... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hamouda, Abdelhamid (Author) / Adams, Karen (Advisor) / Prior, Matthew T. (Advisor) / Hussein, Lutfi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Middle Eastern studies / Mass communication / Arabic / code switching / talk show
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 107 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis English 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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