Publication details [#55025]

Sayahi, Lotfi. 2011. Code-switching and language change in Tunisia. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2011 (211) : 113–133.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This quantitative analysis explores patterns of Tunisian Arabic/French code-switching and the possible consequences for contact-induced change in Tunisian Arabic. It aims at explaining the degree of the occurrence of code-switching across education levels and gender lines and at evaluating its role in the transfer from French into Arabic, both at lexical and structural planes.