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ISBN-13: 9780262027892
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeff MacSwan is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Program in Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry and of Language and Speech in the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland.

Jeff MacSwan is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Program in Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry and of Language and Speech in the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland.

Anna Maria Di Sciullo is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Quebec at Montreal. She is the author of Théorie et description en grammaire générative, and (with Edwin Williams) On the Definition of the Word (MIT Press). She is the editor of Configurations: Essays on Form and Interpretation, and Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity.

Marcel den Dikken is Professor in the Linguistics Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Particles: On the Syntax of Verb-particle, Triadic, and Causative Constructions and The Structure of the Noun Phrase in Rotuman.

Edward P. Stabler, Jr., is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Programs and Proposals in Codeswitching Research: Unconstraining Theories of Bilingual Language Mixing Jeff MacSwan 1

I Grammatical Analysis 35

2 Movement Triggers and Reflexivization in Korean-English Codeswitching Daniel L. Finer 37

3 On the Asymmetric Nature of the Operations of Grammar: Evidence from Codeswitching Anna Maria Di Sciullo 63

4 Operator Movement in English-Spanish and German-Spanish Codeswitching Almeida Jacqueline Toribio Kay E. González-Vilbazo 87

5 Categorial Mismatches in the Syntax and the Lexicon: Evidence from Language Contact Research Pieter Muysken 119

6 Argument Licensing in Optimal Switches Rakesh M. Bhatt 135

II Codeswitching, Morphology, and the PF Interface 159

7 Light Switches: On v as a Pivot in Codeswitching, and the Nature of the Ban on Word-Internal Switches Shoba Bandi-Rao Marcel den Dikken 161

8 Some Consequences of Language Design: Codeswitching and the PF Interface Jeff MacSwan Sonia Colina 185

III Codeswitching and the LF Interface 211

9 The Semantic Interpretation and Syntactic Distribution of Determiner Phrases in Spanish-English Codeswitching Monica Moro Quintanilla 213

10 Codeswitching and the Syntax-Semantics Interface: The Role of Aspectual Features in Constraining Intrasentential Codeswitching Involving the Verb Sílvia Milian Hita 227

IV Codeswitching and Language Processing 255

11 A Minimalist Parsing Model for Codeswitching Edward P. Stabler Jeff MacSwan 257

12 Language Dominance and Codeswitching Asymmetries Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux Erin O'Rourke Gretchen Sunderman 283

List of Contributors 313

Index 315

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