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Understanding Script-Mixing: A Case Study of Hindi-English Bilingual Twitter Users

Abhishek Srivastava, Kalika Bali, Monojit Choudhury
2020 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Code Switching  
In this work, we present a case study of Hindi-English bilingual Twitter users while considering the nuances that come with the intermixing of different scripts.  ...  Our analysis shows that both intra-sentential and inter-sentential script-mixing are present on Twitter and show different behavior in different contexts.  ...  We resort to Twitter because studies have shown that a large number of bilingual/multilingual users code-mix on the platform (Carter et al., 2013; Solorio et al., 2014; Jurgens et al., 2017; Rijhwani  ... 
dblp:conf/acl-codeswitch/SrivastavaBC20 fatcat:y77fyvinyrdg3kkbjy6uxzuyhy

A Survey of Code-switched Speech and Language Processing [article]

Sunayana Sitaram, Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Alan W Black
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Code-switching, the alternation of languages within a conversation or utterance, is a common communicative phenomenon that occurs in multilingual communities across the world.  ...  We motivate why processing code-switched text and speech is essential for building intelligent agents and systems that interact with users in multilingual communities.  ...  [248] presents a study on the interaction between script-mixing and language mixing for Hindi-English and shows that script choice may be used for emphasis, disambiguation and marking whether a word  ... 
arXiv:1904.00784v3 fatcat:r5tsg4kdnfbtnndae523c32pta

Writing Arabizi: Orthographic Variation In Romanized Lebanese Arabicon Twitter [article]

Natalie Sullivan, Austin, The University Of Texas At, Austin, The University Of Texas At, John Huehnergard, Barbara Bullock
This thesis adds to the existing conversation about Romanized Arabic by presenting a detailed study of orthographic variation in Lebanese Arabic.  ...  Known as Arabizi, it is a type of Romanized Arabic that uses Latin characters instead of Arabic script.  ...  This script-mixing is done by a very specific subset of Arabic speakers-usually educated teens or young adults-to the point where "written language has never been presented to speakers of Arabic on such  ... 
doi:10.26153/tsw/2302 fatcat:sqetyq4eaneabl6e2p3ylx4nfi