Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Separate but not Equal: A Closer Look at Code Switching
Author(s):Batts, Jacqui
Abstract:This research question not only attempts to discover what motivates code switchers, but those motivations change in educational settings (like the U of I). As I drew from my experiences here at the University of Illinois, I also gathered information that could lead me to understand how other students decide when it is appropriate to switch codes. Additionally, my research aims at finding what is at stake when students are code switching to "culturally survive". Is their culture or their education ever at risk when they do this?
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:ENGL401 Spring 2011: Introduction to the Story of the English Language
Professor Catherine Viera
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-19

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    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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