Code-switching Habits in Group Discussions by Students of English as Foreign Language

  • Rahmawansyah Sahib IAIN Fattahul Muluk Papua
  • Andi Miftahul Maulidil Mursyid IAIN Fattahul Muluk Papua
  • Wira Kafryawan IAIN Fattahul Muluk Papua
  • Najiba Nawing Universitas Negeri Makassar
Keywords: code-switching, group discussions, metaphorical, situational


This study investigated the habit of code-switching by EFL students at Bulukumba Senior High School in English Group Discussion. It focused on exploring types of code-switching used by EFL students in English Group Discussion, and the dominant type of code-switching used by EFL students in English Group Discussion. The researchers applied mixed-method, which was a combination of qualitative and quantitative. This study took one class of EFL students as the research subject. The data was gathered through classroom recording by using a video recorder, interview, and field notes. The data analysis showed that students used five code-switching types, namely situational code-switching, metaphorical code-switching, intra-sentential code-switching, inter-sentential code-switching, and tag switching. The dominant type used by EFL students in English Group Discussion was inter-sentential in situational code-switching. In addition, the dominant type occurred in metaphorical code-switching was intra-sentential. The research result indicated that students used code-switching because it was needed in the classroom interaction like English Group Discussion.


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How to Cite
Sahib, R., Mursyid, A. M. M., Kafryawan, W., & Nawing, N. (2021). Code-switching Habits in Group Discussions by Students of English as Foreign Language. JELITA, 2(1), 25-37. Retrieved from