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Books: Sociolinguistics: Nivens

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Message 1: Borrowing Versus Code-Switching: Nivens

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 18:06:10 +0000
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Subject: Borrowing Versus Code-Switching: Nivens

Title: Borrowing Versus Code-Switching
Series Title: Publications in Sociolinguistics #8
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: SIL International	
Author: Richard J. Nivens

Paperback: ISBN: 1556711344, Pages: 251, Price: $29
Indonesia is a country with a multiplicity of languages, including
many indigenous ones as well as the official language, Indonesian, and
its close relative, Malay. Richard Nivens, in this study, examines
the language contact of West Tarangan and Malay in a town in the Aru
Islands in southeast Maluku, Indonesia. In his introduction, Nivens
sets forth the three goals of his study. His first one is to
contribute an additional language pair to the growing field of
language contact research. His second goal is "to determine the
effect of idiolectal differences, discourse context, and the
availability of equivalent lexical units on the occurrence of
embedded-language elements in a bilingual corpus." Third, he proposes
a "psycholinguistically realistic accounting of the longer stretches
of Malay occurring in the corpus...." Nivens received his Ph.D. in
Linguistics at the University of Hawaii in 1998.
Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Malay (Language Code: MLI)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)
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