Code Switching and Distortion of Bangla Language in Bangladeshi Media

Topics: English language, Code-switching, Multilingualism Pages: 64 (24137 words) Published: August 28, 2013

I, Md. Anisur Rahman, do hereby declare that this dissertation titled “Code-Switching and Distortion of Bangla Language in Bangladeshi Media” is submitted to Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) under the supervision of Mohammad Shawkat Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of English, for securing the degree of BA (Honours) in English. The dissertation is an original work of mine. I did not copy from others but took help. I did not submit any part of this thesis in any institution or university for getting any degree. I also declare that the data and information that are used for conducting the dissertation are true and original. I also clarify that the work is original except where indicated the special references of the text.

Md. Anisur Rahman
BA (Hons) in English
ID: 08091102002
Intake: 14th


It is to be certified that this thesis entitled “Code-Switching and Distortion of Bangla Language in Bangladeshi Media” is an original work done by Md. Anisur Rahman under my guidance and supervision.

Mohammad Shawkat Ali
Assistant Professor
Department of English

Table of Contents

Subjects| Page|
Declaration| 01|
Certification | 02|
Acknowledgement| 04|
Abstract| 05|
Chapter One: Introductory Chapter|
1.1 Introduction| 06|
1.2 Definition of Concepts: Code, Code-switching, Distortion of language| 08| 1.3 Code-Switching & Distortion of Language: The Causes| 10| 1.4 Research Background| 12|
1.5 Research Questions| 13|
Chapter Two: Literary Review| 14|
Today's Generation and the Emergence of “Banglish”| 16| Chapter Three: Research Framework|
3.1 Research Subjects| 17|
3.2 Research Methodology: Data Collection Process, Data Analysis Process| 17| 3.3 Ethical Issues | 18|
Chapter Four: Data Analysis|
4.1 Questionnaire Data Analysis| 20|
4.2 Audio Recorded Speech Data Analysis| 28|
4.3 Interview Data Analysis| 33|
Chapter Five: Describing the Findings| 40|
Chapter Six: Conclusion & Recommendation| 43|
Bibliography| 45|
Appendix 1: Transcription of Interviews| 46|
Appendix 2 Questionnaire| 54|
Appendix 3 Transcription of Audiotape Conversations | 56|


‘Praise be to Allah, owner of the worlds.’

And then I would like to express the deepest appreciation to my teacher and supervisor of this study Mohammad Shawkat Ali who continually and convincingly conveyed a spirit of work in regard to do the research. Without his guidance and persistent help this dissertation would not have been possible.

I would like to thank my dearest and nearest uncle Dr. Md. Kazi Nurul Ferdous without whose help I can never come in this stage of higher education and complete this thesis. An especial thank to his parents who assisted me in all respects.

I would like to thank Dr. Anwar Uddin Mintu whose help never be forgotten. His support and assistance are indescribable.

I would like to express my gratitude to my friend and classmate Md. Moshiur Rahman for his mental and consistent help during my dissertation.
I would like to thank my parents, three brothers Md. Akther Hossain, Md. Delwar Hossain and Md. Jakir Hossain, and three sisters Rabia Begum, Morzina Begum and Aklima Begum. They were always supporting me and encouraging me with their best wishes. In addition, I give an especial thank to my younger brother Md. Jakir Hossain for his indescribable help while conducting this dissertation.

Finally, I would like to thank all my teachers, friends and well-wishers who directly or indirectly assisted my giving important suggestions during my research.

The linguists are now very worried about the term distortion of Bangla language by a group of people of the country. They are seeking for the way of preserving the...

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