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Bilingualism in the community : code-switching and grammars in contact

Author: Rena Torres Cacoullos; Catherine E Travis
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analysis of bilinguals' use of two languages reveals highly adept code-switching: alternating between languages while keeping intact the separate grammars.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rena Torres Cacoullos; Catherine E Travis
ISBN: 9781108415828 1108415822
OCLC Number: 1008774743
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Language contact through the lens of variation --
The community basis of bilingual phenomena --
Good data: Capturing language use --
Characterizing the bilingual speaker --
Subject pronoun expression: Reconsidering the constraints --
Cross-language comparisons: Foundations for assessing contact-induced change --
Assessing change and continuity --
The most intimate contact: The bilinguals' two languages --
Code-switching without convergence --
Code-switching and priming --
Bilingualism in its linguistic and social context.
Responsibility: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Pennsylvania State University ; Catherine E. Travis, Australian National University.

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