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A Study of Teacher Code-Switching in Intensive Reading Classes for English Majors

Author: LinZuo
Tutor: GaoZuo
School: Northeast Normal University
Course: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords: Code-switching Intensive classroom Linguistic reality Social conventions Psychological motivations
CLC: H319
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Code switching as a unique linguistic phenomenon since the 1960s, by the concern and attention of domestic and foreign linguists. Many scholars have carried out research and demonstration of foreign language teachers in the teaching language code should be converted. The analysis of this linguistic phenomenon is expanded to psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, pragmatics various fields of science and other research. From Pragmatic Perspective Analysis on the complex and changing nature of code switching more integrated. The Pragmatic Perspective contains theoretical analysis of teachers' code switching is also widely used. Researchers dedicated to exploring foreign language teachers should code switching in the classroom. Overall, their views can be divided into three categories: the first category, as the mother tongue in foreign language teaching as a barrier for the second class of the mother tongue as the medium of foreign language teaching in secondary and third category view neutral attitude. Despite the negative migration theory that a lot of people to support mother-tongue, but researchers believe that timely, appropriate amount of code switching can promote English teaching. Their research found that, in order to ensure the smooth running of the classroom communication in the foreign language classroom, most teachers have often turned to the mother tongue, the through mother tongue auxiliary teaching. In view of this, this article intends to College English Intensive classroom teacher code switching as the main object of study, designed to explore the English Intensive structural features of the classroom teacher code switching, affect the teachers' code switching causes for student teachers attitude and evaluation of code switching. In this paper, Verschueren language in order to make a comprehensive and integrated analysis of this study, follow the on at Guodong the code switching compliance mode as the basic theoretical framework, using qualitative and quantitative research methods, from the pragmatic point of view on EFL Intensive use of classroom teachers of English and Chinese code conversion to a more systematic study focuses on teachers' code switching compliance, and three research questions: 1. Intensive English professional teachers in the classroom What type of code switching? 2. teachers how application code switching reached conform? 3. purpose of teaching students how to perceive and evaluate teachers' code switching? After data analysis of the collected finishing paper found teachers Intensive classroom code switching some regularity. First, the main types of sentences between teachers of English and Chinese code conversion code switching, the sentence code switching and adjunct code conversion, which is widely used code switching between the sentence and the sentence code switching. Second, the teachers' code switching in order to conform to a certain teaching purposes, including the reality of the language conform to conform to social conventions and conform to the psychological motivations. Finally, the mother tongue of the majority of students to teachers in the classroom timely and appropriate support and welcome on student questionnaires that help enhance understanding, increase interest in learning English, and adjust the classroom atmosphere. In short, the mother tongue as the intermediate vector in the Foreign Language Teaching and plays an essential role.

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