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ISBN-10: 0521681138

ISBN-13: 9780521681131

Edition: 2008

Authors: Penelope Gardner-Chloros

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It is quite commonplace for bilingual speakers to use two or more languages, dialects or varieties in the same conversation, without any apparent effort. The phenomenon, known as code-switching, has become a major focus of attention in linguistics. This concise and original study explores how, when and where code-switching occurs. Drawing on a diverse range of examples from medieval manuscripts to rap music, novels to advertisements, emails to political speeches, and above all everyday conversation, it argues that code-switching can only be properly understood if we study it from a variety of perspectives. It shows how sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, grammatical and developmental aspects…    
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Book details

List price: $60.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgements page
Transcription conventions
Code-switching and language contact
Social factors in code-switching
Code-switching in conversation
Grammatical aspects of code-switching
Psycholinguistic approaches
Acquiring code-switching: code-switching in children (and L2 learners)