Codeswitching

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Carol M. Eastman
Multilingual Matters, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 228 pages
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The twelve papers featured in this book focus on codeswitching as an urban language-contact phenomenon. Some papers seek to distinguish codeswitching from other contact phenomenon such as borrowing or language mixing, while others look at the effect codeswitching has on one's position in society. The papers discuss such topics as the politics of codeswitching, the role of using more than one language in social identity, attitudes toward multi-language use, and the way codeswitching may occur as a community norm.
  

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Contents

Codeswitching as an Urban
1
AFRICA
19
French in Urban Lubumbashi Swahili
41
Codeswitching and the Exclusivity
57
Codeswitching in Bukavu
71
Two Codes or One? The Insiders View
83
The Politics of Codeswitching
123
FrenchDutch Codeswitching in Brussels
143
Codeswitching Black English and Standard
157
Codeswitching Convergence and Compliance
169
Chinese Preschool Codeswitching
187
Codeswitching for Humour and Ethnic Identity
215
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