An Analysis of Morphological Features of Code-switching in Chinese Netspeak

Chunqin Zhang

Abstract


This paper aims to study the morphological features of code-switching in Chinese Netspeak. Myers-Scotton’s Matrix Language Frame Model is employed to explore the morphological feature of the embedded words, nouns, verbs and adjectives in Chinese Netspeak. The study shows that in matrix Chinese frame model, English nouns, verbs and adjectives all lose their original morphological inflection change and syntax feature and follow the matrix Chinese grammar rules.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijel.v4n4p88

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International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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