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Scotton, Carol Myers. 1979. Codeswitching as a 'safe choice' in choosing a lingua franca. In McCormack, William C. and Stephen A. Wurm, eds. Language and society: Anthropological issues. Mouton. pp. 71–87.
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As the basic reason for codeswitching, S. identifies a desire to attain high rewards at a low cost from the choice of language. Evidence is adduced from a study conducted in Kampala, Uganda, on patterns of language use.