Types of Switching

Scholars use different names for various types of code-switching.

    Intersentential switching occurs outside the sentence or the clause level (i.e. at sentence or clause boundaries). It is sometimes called "extrasentential" switching.
    Intra-sentential switching occurs within a sentence or a clause.
    Tag-switching is the switching of either a tag phrase or a word, or both, from language-B to language-A, (common intra-sentential switches).
    Intra-word switching occurs within a word, itself, such as at a morpheme boundary.