Code-switching

Code-switching
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Paperback
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ISBN-10:
0521104157
ISBN-13:
9780521681131
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Language:
English
Pages:
254
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Length:
9.0 inches
Width:
6.0 inches

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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 of code-switching are all interdependent, and findings in each area are crucial to others. Breaking down barriers across the discipline of linguistics, this pioneering book confronts fundamental questions about what a 'native language' is, and whether languages can be meaningfully studied outside of the individuals who use them.

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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Code-switching and it was written by Penelope Gardner-Chloros. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Jul 20, 2009 and it has a suggested retail price of $45.00. It was published by Cambridge University Press and has a total of 254 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 0521104157 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780521681131. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.