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

Author: Rena Torres Cacoullos; Catherine E Travis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
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Does the use of two languages by bilinguals inevitably bring about grammatical change? Does switching between languages serve as a catalyst in such change? It is widely held that linguistic code-switching inherently promotes grammatical convergence - languages becoming more similar to each other through contact; evidence for this, however, remains elusive. A model of how to study language contact scientifically,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Torres Cacoullos, Rena.
Bilingualism in the community.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017025021
(OCoLC)1008774743
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rena Torres Cacoullos; Catherine E Travis
ISBN: 9781108246675 1108246672 9781108235259 1108235255
OCLC Number: 1027218406
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations
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 Cacoullos, Pennsylvania State University ; Catherine Travis, Australian National University.

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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.  Read more...

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