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Duelling languages : grammatical structure in codeswitching

Author: Carol Myers-Scotton
Publisher: Oxford, Eng. : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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The goal of this book is to describe and explain intrasentential codeswitching - the production of two or more languages within the same sentence. Most linguists who do not study codeswitching think of it as belonging strictly in the domain of sociolinguistics. Most codeswitching studies do indeed have a social aspect, because they typically use naturally occurring performance data as their base. However, this book  Read more...
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Myers-Scotton, Carol.
Duelling languages.
Oxford, Eng. : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)621025155
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Myers-Scotton
ISBN: 0198240597 9780198240594
OCLC Number: 27108924
Description: xiv, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Search for Structural Constraints on Codeswitching --
3. Background for the Matrix Language-Frame Model: Production Models and Identifying the Matrix Language --
4. Regulating Two at Once, I: The Matrix Language-Frame Model --
5. Regulating Two at Once, II: Congruence in ML + EL Constituents and EL Islands --
6. Relating Lexical Borrowing and Codeswitching --
7. Codeswitching and Deep Grammatical Borrowing --
8. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Carol Myers-Scotton.

Abstract:

The goal of this book is to describe and explain intrasentential codeswitching - the production of two or more languages within the same sentence. Most linguists who do not study codeswitching think of it as belonging strictly in the domain of sociolinguistics. Most codeswitching studies do indeed have a social aspect, because they typically use naturally occurring performance data as their base. However, this book is just as much a study in grammatical theory as a study of language in use. The specific research question addressed is this: when speakers alternate between two or more linguistic varieties, how free is this alternation from the structural point of view? Carol Myers-Scotton develops a model of the morphosyntactic constraints on codeswitching; she concludes that the principles governing codeswitching are the same everywhere. Her model supports a lexically based model of language production.
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