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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
2019
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