Code Choices of English Language Teachers in Social Interactions at SMK Negeri 1 Pringapus
This study is a qualitative descriptive research that employs a sociolinguistic approach. This research aims to describe the code-switching patterns employed by English language teachers in social interactions at SMK Negeri 1 Pringapus. This school is located in Semarang regency, Central Java, Indonesia, which is part of the Javanese-speaking community. The data for this study consists of oral utterances made by English language teachers at SMK N 1 Pringapus and their interlocutors during the process of code-choice, including single language use, code-switching, and code-mixing. The researcher employed various methods and techniques for data collection: 1) observation method using basic techniques such as tapping and advanced techniques including recording and note-taking; 2) interview method using in-depth interview techniques; 3) document method with documentation study techniques. Data analysis was conducted through the equivalent method. Data validity was ensured through triangulation techniques, including source triangulation, method triangulation, and expert judgment. The social interactions carried out by the English language teachers of SMK N 1 Pringapus involve the usage of code choice, including single-language variations, code-switching, and code-mixing. The patterns of code-choice are examined based on domains (work and friendship), situations (formal and informal), the age of the interlocutor (younger, same age, and older), and the interlocutor’s position (lower, equal, and higher). Additionally, the roles and functions of the emerging languages used are also identified.
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