In Deborah Tannen, Heidi E. Hamilton & Deborah Schiffrin (eds.), Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Blackwell. pp. 597-619 (2015)

Chad Douglas Nilep
Nagoya University
Since the mid-twentieth century, treatments of code switching and associated practices have converged toward understanding linguistic hybridity and diverse sociality amid accelerating globalization of peoples, social groups, and commodified languages. This chapter reviews four traditions of code switching research that suggest divergent theoretical perspectives on language and identity. The first, established in the 1960s within the ethnography of communication, situates code switching as a product of local speech community identities. Research on language and political economy in the 1980s initiated a second tradition, which analyzes language alternation with reference to the contrastive nation-state identities constituted through processes of nationalism. A third tradition, influenced by the discursive turn in the 1990s, views code switching as a resource in urban minority communities for the performance of multicultural and interethnic identities. A fourth tradition, developed since the millennium, focuses on hybrid identities as the social corollary to the language mixing brought about through accelerated globalization.
Keywords Code switching  Identity  Globalization  Ethnography of communication  Language and political economy  Interaction  Discourse  Superdiversity  Hypersubjectivity
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Outline of a Theory of Practice.Pierre Bourdieu - 1981 - Human Studies 4 (3):273-278.
Forms of Talk.Erving Goffman - 1981 - Human Studies 5 (2):147-157.
Forms of Talk.Erving Goffman - 1981 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 17 (3):181-182.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

'Code Switching' in Sociocultural Linguistics.Chad Nilep - 2006 - Colorado Research in Linguistics 19 (1):1-22.
The Grammar of Code Switching.Marcus Kracht & Udo Klein - 2014 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 23 (3):313-329.
Cultural Code‐Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap.Jennifer M. Morton - 2014 - Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (3):259-281.
Code-Switching: Structure And Meaning.Jovana Dimitrijevic - 2004 - Facta Universitatis, Series: Linguistics and Literature 3 (1):37-46.
Code Switching.Steven Gross - 2006 - In Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Elsevier. pp. 508--511.
The Essence and Course of Globalization and Marx's Theory of Globalization.Meng-wei Yan & Li-jun Zhu - 2007 - Nankai University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) 1:79-85.
Siquijodnon-English Code-Mixing.Renalyn Banguis Bantawig - 2013 - Iamure International Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Religion 4 (1).


Added to PP index

Total views
3,935 ( #790 of 2,498,910 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
756 ( #449 of 2,498,910 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes