Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching (MIT Press) by Jeff MacSwan

By Jeff MacSwan

Codeswitching is the trade use of 2 or extra languages between bilingual interlocutors. it truly is targeted from borrowing, which contains the phonological and morphological integration of a notice from one language into one other. Codeswitching consists of the blending of phonologically special parts right into a unmarried utterance: Mi hermano got a few ice cream. This quantity examines the grammatical houses of languages jumbled together this manner, concentrating on situations of language blending inside a sentence. It considers the grammar of codeswitching from a number of views, supplying a suite of theoretically major paintings via the prime researchers within the field.Each contribution investigates a specific grammatical phenomenon because it pertains to bilingual codeswitching information, commonly from a Minimalist point of view. The individuals first provide distinctive grammatical bills of codeswitching, then think of phonological and morphological concerns that come up from the query of even if codeswitching is authorized inside of phrases. individuals also examine the semantics and syntax of codeswitching and psycholinguistic concerns in bilingual language processing. the information analyzed contain codeswitching in Spanish-English, Korean-English, German-Spanish, Hindi-English, and Amerindian languages. ContributorsShoba Bandi-Rao, Rakesh M. Bhatt, Sonia Colina, Marcel den Dikken, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Daniel L. Finer, Kay E. González-Vilbazo, Sílvia Milian Hita, Jeff MacSwan, Pieter Muysken, Monica Moro Quintanilla, Erin O'Rourke, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux, Edward P. Stabler Jr., Gretchen Sunderman, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

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