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

One Speaker, Two Languages

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching

By: Lesley Milroy (Editor), Pieter Muysken (Editor)

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Published: 16th October 1995
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Code-switching--the alternating use of several languages by bilingual speakers--does not usually indicate lack of competence on the part of the speaker, but results from complex language skills. The reasons why people switch their codes are as varied as the directions from which linguists approach this issue. This volume of essays by leading scholars explores code-switching in particular social and institutional contexts, and brings together current research into the social, grammatical and psycholinguistic issues raised by this highly significant form of speech behavior.

"...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

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: code-switching and bilingualism researchp. 1
Code-switching in institutional and community settingsp. 15
Bilingual speech of migrant peoplep. 17
Code-switching in the context of dialect/standard language relationsp. 45
Code-switching in community, regional and national repertoires: the myth of the discreteness of linguistic systemsp. 68
Code-switching in the classroom: two decades of researchp. 90
Code-switching and social lifep. 113
The pragmatics of code-switching: a sequential approachp. 115
A social network approach to code-switching: the example of a bilingual community in Britainp. 136
Code-switching and the politics of languagep. 158
Grammatical constraints on code-switchingp. 175
Code-switching and grammatical theoryp. 177
Patterns of language mixture: nominal structure in Wolof-French and Fongbe-French bilingual discoursep. 199
A lexically based model of code-switchingp. 233
Code-switching in bilingual development and processingp. 257
A psycholinguistic approach to code-switching: the recognition of guest words by bilingualsp. 259
Code-switching in bilingual first language acquisitionp. 276
The code-switching behaviour of adults with language disorders - with special reference to aphasia and dementiap. 302
Conclusion: code-switching research as a theoretical challengep. 344
Indexp. 356
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ISBN: 9780521479127
ISBN-10: 0521479126
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 16th October 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54