A Case Study of Kurdish-German Pre-school Bilingual Children
10. Functional factors on Kurdish-German CS
10.1. Data classification
In this section the data will be classified according to the interlocutors and their choice of language. This kind of data-classification will help to analyse the functional factors on the CS data of this study.
In table 2, the data is categorised according to language choice by counting the number of turns of each involved codes, namely Kurdish, German and CS that occurred in the data.
The aim is to give an overview of the language choice of members of the community.
Table (2) Frequency of codes of communication
Table 2 shows the frequencies of turns of all conversations of the recordings. As can be seen in table 2, three different codes of communication, namely Kurdish, German and CS can be distinguished among the members of the community. Figure 3 shows the average number of turns of each of the three codes from the total amount of the turns that occurred in the collected data. ← 115 | 116 →
Figure 4: Average number of Kurdish, German and CS turns
As figure 4 shows, the linguistic interaction between the members of the community is either exclusively in Kurdish, which accounts for 47% of the total amount of the turns in the data, or exclusively in German (34%), or in code-switched form (19%).
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