Conversation Analysis of Code-Switched Repair Sequences in the Educational Context

Damira Akynova, Atirkul Agmanova, Sholpan Kakzhanova, Aliya Aimoldina Aimoldina, Aliya Assanova
2017 New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences  
The paper considers Anglo-Kazakh code-switching in the repair sequences among first-year students majoring in "Foreign language: two foreign languages". The study was conducted at Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Some specific characteristics of educational policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan are analysed. The results show that code-switching in repair sequences is used as: a) self-initiated self-repair; b) self-initiated other-repair; and c) candidate
more » ... idate understanding. Repair initiation when code-switching happens to understand, to confirm and to clarify statements. Due to the specific linguistic situation of Kazakhstan, code-switching in the FL classroom may occur from English to Kazakh, or from English to Russian, depending on dominance of the language in the linguistic repertoire of the speaker. Keywords: Conversation analysis; Code-switching; Repair
doi:10.18844/prosoc.v2i5.1110 fatcat:zfxlhx3uyvh2vmxl2dyerr3pge