An Analysis of Code -Mixing Used by Students of FIB UB in Writing Comment or Status on Facebook
MUHAMMAD ULIN NUHA
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
FACULTY OF CULTURE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF BRAWIJAYA
A. Background of the Study
In this Globalization Era, almost all of people especially students are familiar with the terms like social networks such as face book, twitter, etc. they use it as the media of expressing feeling, getting information, or even to find friends from all around the world. Recently, we can notice that phenomenon like code-mixing or code switching can be found in the social networks like Face book , people who write a status or comment on Face book are mostly bilinguals or even multilingual, this phenomenon make them require to mix or switch their language in a certain occasion. The phenomenon that happened becomes a reason for the writer to select code- mixing as the subject of study.
This study is intended to analyze code-mixing which is used by students of FIB UB on Facebook. Facebook is one of popular social networks used by many people all around the world. Just like what I have told in the previous paragraph that many people use Face book as the media of expressing feeling, getting information, or even to find more friends. On Facebook many people use different languages such as Arabic, English, Indonesia, etc, that makes people may decide to switch or mix their code to adapt with the other users who may be come from another country. On the other hand, for the students of FIB UB especially English Department is often to mix or switch their codes from Bahasa into English or even into other languages when they write comments or status on Face book, this phenomenon almost happened frequently. Therefore, the writer takes the theme as the object of his study entitled ‘An Analysis of Code- Mixing Used by Students of FIB UB in Writing...