Discourse functions of students' and teachers' code-switching in EFL classrooms : a case study in a Turkish university

Ataş, Ufuk
This study aims to analyze the discourse functions of code-switching used by the students and the teachers in EFL classrooms in a Turkish university. Another aim of this study is to find out the forms of code-switching used by the teachers and students and compare the amount and functions of these code-switching usages in different levels. In the light of these aims, two advanced classes, two pre-intermediate classes and one intermediate class were observed and video recorded. The data obtained from these recordings were transcribed using the transcription software EXMARaLDA and the following results have been obtained: 1) teachers and students use code-switching in the classes for educational and social reasons; 2) the most frequent form of code-switching was observed to be using discourse markers; and 3) there was not a significant difference in advanced and pre-intermediate levels in terms of the amounts and functions of code-switching.


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Citation Formats
U. Ataş, “Discourse functions of students’ and teachers’ code-switching in EFL classrooms : a case study in a Turkish university,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.