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CODE-SWITCHING (RUSSIAN-ENGLISH) IN THE DISCOURSE OF IT-SPECIALISTS FROM MOSCOW

Бурдыгина М. А.
The paper proposes a linguistic approach to studying code-switching IT discourse of Moscovian IT specialists. The topic is of special interest since nowadays code-switching dominates in a number of professional spheres such as informational technologies, marketing and telecommunications. It also becomes a new language for the modern generation and moreover, a necessary tool for establishing contacts and demonstrating community affiliation. This new code exists not only within workplaces but also beyond them, that is why the aim is to provide a thorough linguistic and functional description on this topic. Also, there is an in-depth research into how IT discourse shapes Russian digital language on the whole. The methodology used for research is the Matrix Language Frame Model by C.Myers-Scotton (1993). The language units, which are represented by code-switches, are also analyzed in terms of their syntactic, morphological features and pragmatic functions.