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LINGUIST List 21.5024

Sat Dec 11 2010

Qs: Resources and Examples: Intra-Word Code-Switching

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        1.     Lia Litosseliti , Resources and Examples: Intra-Word Code-Switching

Message 1: Resources and Examples: Intra-Word Code-Switching
Date: 09-Dec-2010
From: Lia Litosseliti <L.Litosseliticity.ac.uk>
Subject: Resources and Examples: Intra-Word Code-Switching
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Little seems to be known about the anecdotally reported phenomenon
of intra-word code-switching in spoken language, e.g., Zulu and
English: the Zulu 'i' prefix is used as a plural morpheme marker before
English words; Maltese and English: English morpheme markers are
added to Maltese words to mark tense and plurality.

Winford (2003, An Introduction to Contact Linguistics) concluded that
there is no consensus about the extent and type of borrowing possible
in language contact situations.

We are a research team setting up a corpus of data on this
phenomenon. We would appreciate it if you could send any examples
from your own experience or from other speakers you may know, to

Thank you!
Dr. Lia Litosseliti

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics & Programme Director for BSc (Hons)
Speech and Language Therapy
Department of Language and Communication Science
City University
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

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