Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1545 - 1552
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040707
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English Code Switching in Indonesian Language

Dedy Setiawan *
Department of English, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, Indonesia


There is a growing phenomenon, worldwide, of inserting English words, phrases or expressions, into the local language: this is part of the acceptance of English as current world language. Indonesia is experiencing the use of this mixture of language when using either their own Indonesian or local language; English words, phrases and expressions are inserted into conversations and written expressions. The incorporation of foreign language words or expressions into a local language is conducted in a variety of events by different sectors of the community. It is carried out by people who have varying levels of familiarity with both the local and a foreign language or languages. This article discusses the use of language mixture in Indonesia and investigates the use of English words and phrases inserted into Indonesian language.

Code Switching, Foreign Language, Insert, Indonesian, Local Language

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[1] Dedy Setiawan , "English Code Switching in Indonesian Language," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1545 - 1552, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040707.

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Dedy Setiawan (2016). English Code Switching in Indonesian Language. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1545 - 1552. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040707.