Examining the Influence of Code-Mixing on the Identity of Urdu Language Speakers through Newspaper Discourse


  • Ayman Javaid M.Phil. Scholar, Institute of Southern Punjab, Pakistan Author
  • Maria Faheem English Lecturer, GCUF Sahiwal Campus, Pakistan Author


Code-mixing, Urdu language, Newspaper speakers, Influence


Urdu is a national language of Pakistan and thus, has the rudimentary importance. People feel proud to speak proper Urdu and our ancestors are concerned very much about the proper pronunciation of the words that are used in Urdu. However, the English language functions as a conduit that links persons from many traditions, cultures, and beliefs. Several countries, including Pakistan, choose English as an official language owing to its significance. Pakistani society is a multilingual society, here people use different languages for communication, however, its official, instructional and institutional languages are English and Urdu. But due to ever increasing demand and involvement of English language, it has become a common trend of Pakistani people to use the words of English even while talking or speaking the Urdu. Newspaper remained the source of knowledge, inspiration as well as information for the people all around the world. Furthermore, we are now in an age characterized by advancements and advancements. Most of people starts their daily routine with the overlook of newspaper that keep them up to date with the ongoing activities and circumstances all over the globe. However, code mixing phenomenon has badly affected the quality and way of spreading the information in Urdu through newspaper. For the confirmation of the above explained hypothesis 5 different newspapers were selected and results showed that various words of English languages have spell bound influence over the Urdu newspaper speakers.







How to Cite

Examining the Influence of Code-Mixing on the Identity of Urdu Language Speakers through Newspaper Discourse. (2024). Journal of Humanities, Health and Social Sciences , 2(1), 46-55. https://www.jhhss.com/index.php/jhhss/article/view/20