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Thu Feb 24 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Benchiba-Savenius

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , A Structural Analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English Intra-Sentential Code Switching: Benchiba-Savenius

Message 1: A Structural Analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English Intra-Sentential Code Switching: Benchiba-Savenius
Date: 08-Feb-2011
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Structural Analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English Intra-Sentential Code Switching: Benchiba-Savenius
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Title: A Structural Analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English
Intra-Sentential Code Switching
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Communication 06
Published: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Najat Benchiba-Savenius
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862880454 Pages: 323 Price: Europe EURO 68.80
Abstract:

"A Structural Analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English Intra-Sentential Code
Switching" is a critical investigation of the merging of two typologically
dissimilar languages, Moroccan Arabic and English as spoken in the UK by
speakers of the Moroccan community. Such a phenomenon occurs when speakers
use a code-switched style during bilingual discourse resulting in the
merging of two grammars. This volume explores linguistic differences
amongst speakers of different generational groups in the British-Moroccan
community. An innovative form of syntax termed 'Reactive Syntax' is
presented together with theoretical and practical analysis of new data.

Najat Benchiba-Savenius explores sound observations in bilingualism and
provides unique data throughout this major study. This is explored in full
and corroborated by sound empirical evidence gathered during the course of
this study. The grammatical outcome of such code switched utterances is
quantitatively and qualitatively detailed through natural parsing by
bilingual speakers of Moroccan Arabic and English. The main theories and
syntactic approaches to intra-sentential code switching are examined and
previous research and theoretical models are also challenged.

This investigation is a useful tool in language contact, bilingualism,
psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics in general. It is particularly of
interest in the field of syntax, general and complex morphology as well as
bilingual studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (ary)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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