Classroom code-switching: Three decades of research

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In this paper I provide a review of the historical development of different research paradigms and approaches adopted in studies on classroom codeswitching. I also discuss the difficulties and problems faced by this field of studies and share some of my own critical reflections on how this field might move forward in the future, speaking from the position of a researcher who has been engaged in this area of studies for close to three decades. Copyright © 2013 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-218
JournalApplied Linguistics Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


Lin, A. (2013). Classroom code-switching: Three decades of research. Applied Linguistics Review, 4(1), 195-218.


  • Classroom code-switching
  • Classroom research paradigms
  • Interactional sociolinguistics
  • Disciplinary bilinguals
  • Translanguaging
  • L1 use in L2 classrooms
  • Bilingual classrooms


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