LINGUIST List 8.1715

Sat Nov 29 1997

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Christoph Eyrich, Sociolinguistics

Message 1: Sociolinguistics

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 18:23:56 +0100 (MET)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics

			 Rodolfo Jacobson


			 1997. VI, 267 pages 
		 Cloth DM 218,-/approx. US$ 136.00(*)
			 ISBN 3-11-015151-0
	 Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 106

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

This volume has been designed to capture the latest views in the field
of codeswitching research. A state-of-the-art document, CODESWITCHING
WORLDWIDE aims at stressing the notion that the alternation of codes
in bilingual discourse is more than a random phenomenon occurring now
in one language and then in the other. The contributions focus, among
others, on the relationship between codeswitching and language shift,
the notion of language alternation as opposed to intrasentential
codeswitching, the question of universal validity of constraints
potentially blocking the speaker's switching processes, the nature of
the proposed Matrix Language Frame Model with special emphasis on the
complement phrase CP, the stand-alone principle as well as the
codeswitching/borrowing dimension.
The core of the studies included in this volume is based on papers
that were presented at the XIII World Congress of Sociology, held in
1994 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.


Rodolfo Jacobson, Introduction * SECTION 1 GENERAL ISSUES AND NEW
FRONTIERS * Hendrik Boeschoten, Codeswitching, codemixing, and code
alternation: What a difference * Abdelali Bentahila and Eirlys
E. Davies, Codeswitching: An unequal partnership? * Rodolfo Jacobson,
Conveying a broader message through bilingual discourse: An attempt at
Contrastive Codeswitching research * SECTION 2 LANGUAGE NORMS AND
MODELS AND HOW TO DESCRIBE THEM * Delia Haust and Norbert Dittmar,
Taxonomic or functional models in the description of codeswitching?
Evidence from Mandinka and Wolof in African contact situations * Carol
Myers-Scotton, Structural uniformities vs. community differences in
codeswitching * Shoji Azuma, Meaning and form in code-switching *
Erica McClure, The relationship between form and function in written
national language-English codeswitching: Evidence from Mexico, Spain
Wei, Banana split? Variations in language choice and code-switching
patterns of two groups of British-born Chinese in Tyneside * Jeanine
Treffers-Daller, Variability in code-switching styles: Turkish-German
code-switching patterns * SECTION 4 THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
GENETICS AND LANGUAGE SHIFT * Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande, Is genetic
connection relevant in code-switching? Evidence from South Asian
languages * Rosita Rindler Schjerve, Codeswitching as an indicator for
language shift? Evidence from Sardinian-Italian bilingualism *
Bibliography * Index

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