FLuENT

Code Switching

         VERB

The practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation.

       EXAMPLE

Changing one's language / ´accent´/ 'dialect' / way of speaking in different situations.

Centered around people of color in Cape Town, we set out to ask code switchers about the experience and meaning of this fascinating phenomenon. 

By acknowledging the influence of economic standards and issues of social acceptance behind code switching, our aim is to stimulate progressive conversations about identity as an extension of language and its fluidity.

why, when and where does it happen?

what is code switching?

   Psychology of the

                        Tongue

talks about her linguistic and personal journey from the Northern to Western Cape of South Africa

Thuli

from

Tswana

Afrikaans

English

to

to

Code switching

in the lives

of call center agents

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