Kazakh-English Code Switching and its Role in the Educational Space of Kazakhstan

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dc.contributor.author Damira Akynova
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-09T09:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-09T09:05:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-09
dc.identifier.isbn 9965-31-443-8
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.enu.kz/handle/123456789/6224
dc.description http://www.enu.kz en_US
dc.description.abstract Due to modern integration processes, increasing trends of globalization, active migration of peoples, and expansion of interethnic contacts, the issue of code switching has been the subject of different studies recently. In this regard, Kazakhstan is of a particular interest, as the sociolinguistic situation of the country represents unique social, cultural and linguistic conditions for existence of different languages. The paper presents the study on the attitudes of Kazakhstani students towards Kazakh-English code switching and its impact on second language acquisition. The paper analyzes Kazakh-English code switching in a sociolinguistic aspect. The paper also briefly describes the role and the place of English in the linguistic space of Kazakhstan. In order to determine the relation between Kazakh-English code switching and its impact on English learning, the study investigated 100 Kazakh-speaking students of higher educational institutions of Astana (Kazakhstan). Results of the study show that, in general, Kazakh-English code switching contributes to successful second language acquisition: students learn difficult words and concepts faster, and explanation of difficult parts of the grammar in the native language assists in acquiring the proficient level of English. Code switching is regarded as a facilitating tool in second language acquisition in the educational space of Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries УДК;378
dc.subject Code switching en_US
dc.subject language attitudes en_US
dc.subject second language acquisition en_US
dc.subject the Kazakh language en_US
dc.title Kazakh-English Code Switching and its Role in the Educational Space of Kazakhstan en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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