"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The conference discusses current proposals on code-switching mainly in early bilinguals but also in adolescents and adults with different language combinations – among them Italian, French, Spanish, English, German, Turkish and Chinese. The presentations are divided into three thematic blocks: CS at the clause level, CS at the NP level and the pragmatics and psycholinguistic aspects of CS in general.
General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax