Code-Switching Characteristics and Motivation Analysis of “Sing Tao Daily (European Edition)”
Deping Sun, Yueyue Ma
Available Online 2 November 2020.
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- Sing Tao Daily (European Edition), code switching, types of code-switching, motivations of code switching
- As a Chinese newspaper for European Chinese, Sing Tao Daily (European Edition) has a lot of code switching. The usage of various codes on its different pages is counted by using sentence as a unit in this article, which is found the newspaper’s code switching has the following characteristics: Firstly, the newspaper mainly focuses on intra-sentential switchings and inter-sentential switchings, with few tag-switchings; Secondly, the code switching frequency of different pages is also different. The frequency of code switching in news pages is low, and the frequency of code switching in entertainment and leisure pages is high, especially in the Hong Kong pages; Thirdly, the code switching of different pages is different. For example, it is mainly conversed between Mandarin and English for the international news, and mainly conversed between Mandarin and Cantonese for the Hong Kong page. In addition, it’s believed that many reasons for code-switching strategies used on newspaper are in the purpose of meeting the needs of readers and adjusting the discourse.
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TY - CONF AU - Deping Sun AU - Yueyue Ma PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/02 TI - Code-Switching Characteristics and Motivation Analysis of “Sing Tao Daily (European Edition)” BT - 2020 International Conference on Social Sciences and Big Data Application (ICSSBDA 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 355 EP - 359 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201030.071 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201030.071 ID - Sun2020 ER -