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Code mixing also known as code switching is a term in linguistics referring to using more than one language or variety in conversation.
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What is code mixing?
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Code-mixing refers to the mixing of two or more languages or language varieties in speech.

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does diglossia and diaglossia have the same meaning?
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Diglossia and Diaglossia are basically one and the same.

In linguistics, diglossia is a situation where a given language community uses not just one dialect, but two: the first being the community's present day vernacular and the second being either an ancestral version of the same vernacular from centuries earlier (example: Arabic, Chinese) or a distinct yet closely related present day dialect (example: the German speaking world). As an aspect of study of the relationships between codes and social structure, diglossia is an important concept in the field of sociolinguistics. At the social level, each of the two dialects has certain spheres of social interaction assigned to it and in the assigned spheres it is the only socially acceptable dialect (with minor exceptions). At the grammatical level, differences may involve pronunciation, inflection, and/or syntax (sentence structure). Differences can range from minor (although conspicuous) to extreme. In many cases of diglossia, the two dialects are so divergent that they are distinct languages in the scientific sense of the term "language" used by linguists, namely: they are not mutually intelligible.



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