Title of article :
Urdu-English code switching: The use of Urdu phrases and clauses in Pakistani English (A non-native variety)
Anwar، Behzad نويسنده PhD Candidate ,
Issue Information :
فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
This paper presents an analysis of Urdu-English code-switching in Pakistani English. However, data has been analysed only at the phrase and clause level. Based on the empirical data from Pakistani newspapers and magazines, this paper aims to show that code-switching is not a grammarless phenomenon rather it is ruled governed activity at the phrase and clause level. It also presents the brief overview of the use of English as non-native variety. This paper suggests that variations and changes in a language are an integral part of bilingualism and multilingualism. All the present data shows that the occurrence of Urdu phrases and clauses imposes no ungrammatical effect on the construction of English syntax.
Journal title :
International Journal of Language Studies