One Speaker, Two Languages: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching

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Bringing together current research into social, grammatical and psycholinguistic issues, this volume of essays by leading scholars explores code-switching--the alternating use of several languages by bilingual speakers--in particular social and institutional contexts.
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Bringing together current research into social, grammatical and psycholinguistic issues, this volume of essays by leading scholars explores code-switching--the alternating use of several languages by bilingual speakers--in particular social and institutional contexts.
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"...brings together an excellent representative collection of theoretical essays on bilingual code-switching....the breadth of the research areas...makes this volume worthwhile reading....a valuable collection." Rocky Mountain Review

"...this volume represents an excellent state of theart overview of recent theoretical approaches to code switching from several different perspectives. Any linguist interested in the way bilinguals mix languages would benefit from reading it." Richard Nivens, Notes on Linguistics

"...comprehensive coverage of such a complex field of inquiry....It presents a clear step forward." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521473507
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Pieter Muysken is Professor of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen, after previously teaching at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden. His specialism is language contact and he does research in the Andes, the Caribbean and the Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: code-switching and bilingualism research 1
Pt. 1 Code-switching in institutional and community settings 15
2 Bilingual speech of migrant people 17
3 Code-switching in the context of dialect/standard language relations 45
4 Code-switching in community, regional and national repertoires: the myth of the discreteness of linguistic systems 68
5 Code-switching in the classroom: two decades of research 90
Pt. 2 Code-switching and social life 113
6 The pragmatics of code-switching: a sequential approach 115
7 A social network approach to code-switching: the example of a bilingual community in Britain 136
8 Code-switching and the politics of language 158
Pt. 3 Grammatical constraints on code-switching 175
9 Code-switching and grammatical theory 177
10 Patterns of language mixture: nominal structure in Wolof-French and Fongbe-French bilingual discourse 199
11 A lexically based model of code-switching 233
Pt. 4 Code-switching in bilingual development and processing 257
12 A psycholinguistic approach to code-switching: the recognition of guest words by bilinguals 259
13 Code-switching in bilingual first language acquisition 276
14 The code-switching behaviour of adults with language disorders - with special reference to aphasia and dementia 302
15 Conclusion: code-switching research as a theoretical challenge 344
Index 356
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