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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Socioling/Pragmatics: Codeswitching Worldwide II, R. Jacobson (ed.)

Message 1: Socioling/Pragmatics: Codeswitching Worldwide II, R. Jacobson (ed.)

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 12:48:07 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Socioling/Pragmatics: Codeswitching Worldwide II, R. Jacobson (ed.)

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Series Editor: Werner Winter

Codeswitching Worldwide II

Edited by Rodolfo Jacobson

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. vi, 371 pages.
Cloth. DM 178,- / EUR 91,01 / �S 1299,- (RRP) / sFr 158,- / approx. US$89.00
ISBN 3-11-016768-9

The wider spread of recently published studies concerning the mixing
of languages as well as the current refinement of theoretical
approaches toward the analysis of mixed speech suggest that the
publication of a sequel to Codeswitching Worldwide has become
necessary. Section One of this volume contains contributions on
theoretical issues with special emphasis on Myers-Scotton's Matrix
Language Frame model and also includes a debate on which has to be the
basis of analysis when two or more languages co-occur in speech or
writing, the Projection of Complementizer or the actual
sentence. Later sections focus on some purely linguistic aspects of
such language mixture but also on the difference between oral and
written codeswitching, on the emergence of new ethnicities as a result
of the joint use of two languages and finally the use of codeswitching
in foreign language education.

Over a dozen different language pairs are here considered, among which
some like Bulgarian-Russian, Assyrian-English, French-Hebrew had not
been studied before. The inclusion of this large number of language
pairs enriches the reader's knowledge of existent language mixtures
and points to the underlying view that the greater knowledge that one
gathers on different codeswitching phenomena, the closer he gets to
comprehending the universality of switching regardless of the language
involved. The author's scholarly reputation in the field of
codeswitching research worldwide adds to the importance of the present
volume that is invaluable for academics and advanced language students


Introduction, Rodolfo Jacobson

Section 1: Theoretical Issues revisited

The matrix language frame model: Development and responses, 
Carol Myers-Scotton

Language alternation: The third kind of codeswitching mechanism, 
Rodolfo Jacobson

Section 2: Linguistic Aspects: From morphosyntax to semantics

Contrastive Sociolinguistics: Borrowed and codeswitched past participles
in Romance-German language contact, Jeanine Treffers-Daller

Functional categories and codeswitching in Japanese / English, Shoji Azuma

Linguostatistic study of Bulgarian in Ukraine, Ol'ga S. Parfenova

The role of semantic specificity in insertional codeswitching: Evidence
from Dutch-Turkish, Ad Backus

Section 3: Codeswitching as oral and/or written strategy

Oral and written Assyrian-English codeswitching, Erica McClure

Written codeswitching: Powerful bilingual images, Cecilia Montes-Alcal�

Section 4: Emergence of new ethnicities

Talking in Johannesburg: The negotiation of identity in conversation,
Robert K. Herbert

Codeswitching in the language of immigrant: The case of Franbreu, Miriam

Section 5: Communication codes in education

Toward a new understanding of codeswitching in the foreign language
classroom, Diana-Lee Simon


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