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A Framework For Teaching Vocabulary Through Printed Media

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Code-switching research focuses entirely on the spoken language; however, in recent years with the emergence of many opposition newspapers in Egypt, the extensive use of code-switching has found its way into the written opposition press. Three newspapers are included in this research. Al-Ahram newspaper, which is a governmental newspaper, and ad-Dustūr and Al-MiSrii alyawm, which are two opposition newspapers. Adams (2003: 23) defines inter-sentential switches as that those occurring within clause or sentence boundaries. This chapter presents the ratio of the total number of headlines in each issue to the total number of headlines in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) or partly in ECA. It also presents the columns that use the dialect. The chapter illustrates instances of intersentential code-switching (i.e., switching between sentences). It also illustrates instances of intrasentential code-switching (i.e., switching within a sentence).

Keywords:code-switching research; Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA); Egyptian opposition newspapers



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