Publication details [#63074]

Rafi, Muhammad Shaban. 2017. Bilingualism and identity construction in the digital discourse. Journal of multicultural discourses 12 (3) : 254–271.
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Language as a subject
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This inquiry examines : (a) how Urdu/English bilinguals flag-up social identities and power relations in the digital discourse, and (b) whether or not bilingualism fosters mixing and/or diffusing local identity in the global discourse. Data stem from 200 Bachelor of Science students of 5 universities in Lahore, Pakistan, and were delimited to their Facebook conversations.