LINGUIST List 10.1144

Thu Jul 29 1999

Disc: 10.1092 Review: MacSwan: Code Switching

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  1. Eppler, Eva, MacSwan publication

Message 1: MacSwan publication

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:47:44 +0100
From: Eppler, Eva <>
Subject: MacSwan publication

Re: 10.1092 Review: MacSwan: Code Switching.

I read the review of the MacSwan dissertation with great interest (less so the
critique) because my PhD on German/English code switching is based on very
similar assumtions. The main difference beeing that I adopt a Word Grammar
approch to syntax (Hudson 1990 & ). WG, a word-based dependency
grammar, allows you to make the same basic claim that nothing constrains
code-switching, apart from the requirements of the mixed grammars. The main
finding of my study so far is that it works for German Enlish mixed and
monolingual subordinate clauses (tricky because of the differend word order
requirements of the two languages involved in code-switching). The finding will
be published in the next volume of the University College London Linguistics
Workingpapers, also available on the web 
UCL Working Papers in Linguistics

Eva Eppler
The Interculture Project
Dpt. of European Languages & Cultures
Dept. of Linguistics
Lonsdale College
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YN
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