LINGUIST List 12.2866

Wed Nov 14 2001

Sum: Japanese/English Codeswitching

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  1. Chad.Nilep, Japanese/English Codeswitching

Message 1: Japanese/English Codeswitching

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 09:35:26 -0700 (MST)
From: Chad.Nilep <Chad.NilepColorado.EDU>
Subject: Japanese/English Codeswitching

I recently sent the following query to LINGUIST:

"I am currently investigating code-switching among Japanese nationals
living in Colorado (USA). I am interested in the functional and/or
social significance of code switching, particularly as it relates to
this international community. I would appreciate any pointers to work
dealing with code switching among Japanese in English speaking
countries, or similar expatriate communities. In addition, work on
code switching as a communicative or socializing resource would be
appreciated. I will, of course, make a summary to the list."

My sincere thanks to all those who responded.
Makoto Hayashi
Hartmut Haberland
Sarah J. Shin
Nishimura Miwa
Watanabe Yasuhisa
John Mayer
Hiromi Sumiya
I apologize if I have left anyone out.

Auer, J.C.P., 1984. Bilingual conversation. Amsterdam: John 

Azuma, Shoji, 1997. Lexical categories and code-switching: A 
 study of Japanese/English code-switching in Japan. Journal 
 of the Association of Teachers of English 31(2): 1-21.

Blom, Jan-Petter and John J. Gumperz, 1972. Social meaning in 
 linguistic structure: Code-switching in Norway. In: J. J. 
 Gumperz and Dell Hymes, ed., Directions in Sociolinguistics: 
 The Ethnography of Communication, 407-434. New York: Holt, 
 Rinehart and Winston.

Dolitsky, Marlene and Georgette Bensimon-Choukroun (eds.), 2000. 
 Journal of Pragmatics 32(9). [special issue on code switching]

Ervin-Tripp, Susan, 1964. An analysis of the interaction of language, 
 topic, and listener. American Anthropologist 66(6) part II: 86-102.

Gumperz, John J., 1982. Conversational code-switching. In: J. J. 
 Gumperz, ed., Discourse Strategies, 59-99. Cambridge: Cambridge 
 University Press.

Heller, Monica, 1988. Codeswitching. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Hill, Jane H. and Kenneth C. Hill, 1980. Metaphorical switching 
 in modern Nahuatl: Change and contradiction. In: Papers from 
 the Sixteenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic 
 Society, 121-133. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

Kite, Yuriko, 1997. Japanese/English codeswitching: The structure 
 of codeswitching as an unmarked choice and its relation to 
 language proficiency. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South 

Muysken, Pieter, 2000. Bilingual speech: A typology of code-mixing. 
 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Myers-Scotton, Carol, 1993. Social motivations for codeswitching. 
 Oxford: Clarendon.

Nishimura, Miwa, 1995a. A functional analysis of Japanese/English
 code-switching. Journal of Pragmatics 23: 157-181.

Nishimura, Miwa, 1995b. Varietal conditioning in Japanese/English
 code-switching. Language Sciences 17(2): 123-145.

Nishimura, Miwa, 1997. Japanese/English code-switching. New York: 
 Peter Lang.

Nishimura, Miwa 1993. Language choice and in-group identity among 
 Canadian Niseis. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 3(1): 

Nishimura, Miwa 1986. Intrasentential code-switching: The case of 
 language assignment. In: Jyotsna Vaid (ed.) Language Processing 
 in Bilinguals: Psycholinguistic & Neuropsychological Perspectives. 
 New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 123-143.

Nishimura, Miwa 1985. Intrasentential code-switching in Japanese 
 and English. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Pennsylvania.

Noguchi, Mary Goebel and Sandra Fotos, 2001. Studies in Japanese 
 bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Romaine, Suzanne, 1989. Bilingualism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shin, Sarah J. and Lesley Milroy, 2000. Conversational code-switching 
 among Korean-English bilingual children. International Journal of
 Bilingualism, 4(3), 351-383.

Additionally, John Mayer's dissertation (University of Hawaii at
Manoa) deals with code switching Samoan. I do not currently have
the title of his work.

Chad D. Nilep
University of Colorado Boulder
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