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...gh there are varying definitions of the term, at its core “code switching” is simply the individual’s change from one “code” to another to adapt their identity. Deriving from the terms “metaphorical switching” and “situational switching”, code switching is a combination of them both. However, code switching, metaphorical switching, and situational switching are not interchangeable terms. Metaphorical switching relies solely on the speaker’s change of topic within a conversation. Situational switching relies solely on how the individuals within a conversation influence each other’s roles. There are many functions of code switching, however the main purpose is to adapt one’s identity or role within an interaction. Meaning, the process of code switching can create solidarity or commonality between speakers of varied cultures/ethnicities, dialects, or societal levels.
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