What language(s) do they speak in Beirut?
According to an interesting programme and article I came across today, many people in Beirut speak Arabic, French and English, and frequently switch between them, often using two of them, or all three in the same sentence.
While some might see this kind codeswitching as a sign that people haven’t learnt any of the languages completely, others believe it is a way people express their Lebanese identity. In fact, codeswitching requires a good knowledge of all the languages you’re switching between, especially when it occurs within sentences.
Are there other places where most people regularly codeswitch between three of more languages like this?
In Wales codeswitching between English and Welsh is common, and with some of my friends we add French, and/or other languages, into the mix.