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The Linguistic Hyrbrid 

BFA Thesis Capstone - (Other Works Included: The Linguistic Playlist - The Hybrid’s Portraits )



Publication Design

Created Using:
Adobe Photoshop,
Indesign, and Porcreate
Overview

Code-Switching (CS) is the link between language and identity, describing bi- and multilingual persons' use of more than one language within a single interaction or conversational turn. Those who practice this phenomenon are more likely to come from two distinct ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and often are struggling to find where they belong. Their unique use of language constructs their "hybrid identity."

Hybrid identity is defined as someone with different cultural masks, all while being the same individual — the union of all within one. By using different languages between conversations, they are utilizing specific identities within themselves that they are claiming.

The Linguistic Hybrid is a vibrant visual narrative about this duality embedded in 40% of the population - an exploration of code-switching and identity construction.



The Linguistic Hybrid is an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon known as Code-switching. When growing up between two languages, a person is often switching from one to the other within a conversation; however, this practice is considered incorrect. Language is a tremendous influence and perspective on a person's identity. By claiming that a person's language is erroneous, essentially, they are denying their identity. This publication aims to inform and validate code-switching by examining the usage of pragmatics, bivalency, and its positive effect on society. The Linguistic Hybrid is an empowering look at hybrid identity and aims to attach beauty to a facet of our language that has been overlooked in the past. 

The Linguistic Hybrid is an empowering look at hybrid identity, and aims to attach beauty to a facet of our language that has been overlooked in the past.