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 ==== Code Switching ==== ==== Code Switching ====
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-Code mixing is the use of different language elements from both languages within the same utterance or conversation. Almost all children code mix at some point in their lives. Since younger bilinguals have a unitary lexicon with grammatical rules, it is appropriate to see words and phrases from both languages being in the same sentence. The amount of mixing can be large (phrase) or small (sounds). It would also be predictable to see grammar rules from one language being applied in the alternate language. \\+Crago et al. (2011) explain that code mixing is the use of different language elements from both languages within the same utterance or conversation. Almost all children code mix at some point in their lives. Since younger bilinguals have a unitary lexicon with grammatical rules, it is appropriate to see words and phrases from both languages being in the same sentence. The amount of mixing can be large (phrase) or small (sounds). It would also be predictable to see grammar rules from one language being applied in the alternate language. \\
  
 It is important to keep in mind that code switching does not occur randomly; it is socioculturally and grammatical constrained. ​ The mixed elements may also be phonological or morphosyntactic. The amount of code mixing depends on the person. For example, children code switch at different rates depending on whom they are talking to. \\ It is important to keep in mind that code switching does not occur randomly; it is socioculturally and grammatical constrained. ​ The mixed elements may also be phonological or morphosyntactic. The amount of code mixing depends on the person. For example, children code switch at different rates depending on whom they are talking to. \\