Mas’ud Djibran, Harto Malik, Karmila Machmud


The main purpose of this research is to investigate the Indonesian-English code-switching used by Elite people of state university of Gorontalo in Gorontalo in terms of: 1) switched segments of code-switching that is used, 2) switched points of code-switching, 3) types of code-switching that is employed, and 4) pragmatic functions of code-switching that is spoken. This research is conducted at state university of Gorontalo which with the population of research is the speeches that are spoken by the top leader of state university of Gorontalo e.g., the rector, the first deputy, the second deputy, the third deputy, and the fourth deputy. The utterances are recorded from various activities of those officials in a campus environment. The design of this research used qualitative descriptive method and for accounting the frequency of samples, this research used quantitative method. The data are collected through the methods as follows: observation, interview, voice recording, and field notes. The result of finding revealed that related to the switched segments, at least there were eight segments that are frequently used by the respondents, and the most three were noun (44%), noun phrase (21,8%), and  single verb (21,8%). Connected with the switched points, found there were thirty eight of combinations Indonesian-English code-switching, including noun-pronoun (12%), dep. clause-noun (9,3%), dan dep.clause-noun phrase (6,6%). Referred to the types of code-switching, from four of types of code-switchig that are usually mentioned by sociolinguists, this research found only three types of code-switching e.g., Intra-sentential (58,7%), Intra-phrase (29,3%), and Intra-lexical (12%) while Inter-sentential was not found. Regarding with pragmatic functions, to be surely that there were ten of pragmatic functions of Indonesian-English code-switching, including Quotation (25,3%), Desire to play with a well known English Expression (20%), nativisation (17,3%),  and the most interesting of pragmatic functions are to mark scientific code, even this is only once.


Type of Code-Switching, Pragmatic Function, the speech, Elite people.


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