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A diachronic investigation of Hindi-English code-switching, using Bollywood film scripts

Si, Aung


Code-switching (CS) between an Indian language and (Indian) English is, and has long been, a normal feature of everyday speech in urban Indian society. Although much has been written about the status and role of English, and about the sociological variables associated with English usage in India, there have been, to date, no studies explicitly investigating changes in CS patterns over time. Bollywood movies are a rich source of information on the speech patterns of urban Indians throughout most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Bilingualism
DOI: 10.1177/1367006910379300


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