Code-mixing: Gender-based differences and motivations

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Wafa Mansoor Buriro
Ghulam Ali Buriro

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This study was aimed at analyzing the difference between male and female speakers in code-mixing of local languages in English. It was also aimed at ascertaining the factors that have the potential to motivate indigenous speakers to do code-mixing, subsequently, the results were also differentiated on the basis of gender. This is a mixed-method study in which the first part of the analysis is qualitative, and the other is quantitative. The results show a significant difference between male and female speakers regarding the syntactic differences and motivational factors behind code-mixing.

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