Multilingualism in Digital Communication

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Digital communication is one of the typical features of modern society. The specificity of written communication in digital space (by means of such messengers as WhatsApp and Viber) determines various peculiarities of the process, such as conciseness, clear goal-setting and others. Nevertheless, code switching representing specific processes in the act of communication and linguistic consciousness of speakers takes place in such a specific communication mode in multilingual environment. The authors examined about 100 contexts showing code-switching process in a homogeneous environment among the communicants with the same social and educational status and having the elite type of speech culture. However, the communicants demonstrate mixing of linguistic units of at least two languages (Kazakh and Russian) as well as mistakes made due to interference.

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Leila Yu. Mirzoyeva

Suleyman Demirel University

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Doctor in Philology, professor of Suleyman Demirel University

1/1, Abylaykhan St., Kaskelen, 040900, Republic of Kazakhstan

Oxana V. Syurmen

Suleyman Demirel University


Syurmen is MA in Education, senior lecturer of Philology Department of Suleyman Demirel University

1/1, Abylaykhan St., Kaskelen, 040900, Republic of Kazakhstan


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