Social Aspects in Social Media: Code Switching and Code Mixing In Twitter

Alaa Hussein Samhan


This study investigated if there was code mixing or code switching in one hundred tweets (from April 8th to May 15th ) of eighty participants had an active accounts on twitter  and if age ,gender , and education had any role in affecting the participants language. In this research the researcher divided the participants into three groups regarding to their age , gender and educational level . Then analyzed their tweets referring to the existence  of  code mixing or code switching. According to that the study revealed that age and education could firmly affect the participant language while gender couldn`t .

Key words : code mixing , code switching, twitter, tweet.

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