From industry to conversation: Code-switching among native Norwegian oil industry workers
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The following thesis displays research on code-switching within the oil- and gas industry based out of Rogaland county in Norway. The thesis’ objective was to discover (1) where code-switching occurred in the workplace, (2) how code-switching was perceived among the workers of these workplaces and (3) how it was possible to view code-switching as a viable resource within these workplaces. The foundation for the thesis were five subjects working within different companies in the oil- and gas industry based out of Rogaland in Norway participating in sound recorded interviews with open ended questions. The thesis falls under the category of sociolinguistics and displays different aspects to the concept of code-switching and contributes previous studies on code-switching in a multicultural and multilingual workplace. It is seen that code-switching occurred in many instances of the working environment for the subjects. Lunchrooms, meetings, written work material and general conversations. It is especially displayed in connection to foreign colleagues and as a major part of a multilingual working environment. The general feeling from this thesis was that code-switching is perceived and used in a positive and constructive manner among the workers in oil- and gas related workplaces.
Master's thesis in Literacy studies