LINGUIST List 25.5052

Fri Dec 12 2014

Books: Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching: MacSwan (ed.)

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Date: 12-Dec-2014
From: David Weininger <dgwmit.edu>
Subject: Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching: MacSwan (ed.)
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Title: Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching
Published: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
                http://mitpress.mit.edu/

Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/grammatical-theory-and-bilingual-codeswitching

Editor: Jeff MacSwan
Hardback: ISBN: 9780262027892 Pages: 334 Price: U.S. $ 50
Abstract:

Codeswitching is the alternate use of two or more languages among bilingual interlocutors. It is distinct from borrowing, which involves the phonological and morphological integration of a word from one language into another. Codeswitching involves the mixing of phonologically distinctive elements into a single utterance: Mi hermano bought some ice cream. This volume examines the grammatical properties of languages mixed in this way, focusing on cases of language mixing within a sentence. It considers the grammar of codeswitching from a variety of perspectives, offering a collection of theoretically significant work by the leading researchers in the field.

Each contribution investigates a particular grammatical phenomenon as it relates to bilingual codeswitching data, mostly from a Minimalist perspective. The contributors first offer detailed grammatical accounts of codeswitching, then consider phonological and morphological issues that arise from the question of whether codeswitching is permitted within words. Contributors additionally investigate the semantics and syntax of codeswitching and psycholinguistic issues in bilingual language processing. The data analyzed include codeswitching in Spanish-English, Korean-English, German-Spanish, Hindi-English, and Amerindian languages.

Contributors
Shoba Bandi-Rao, Rakesh M. Bhatt, Sonia Colina, Marcel den Dikken, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Daniel L. Finer, Kay E. González-Vilbazo, Sílvia Milian Hita, Jeff MacSwan, Pieter Muysken, Monica Moro Quintanilla, Erin O’Rourke, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux, Edward P. Stabler Jr., Gretchen Sunderman, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Hindi (hin)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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