Variation in Language: Code Switching in Czech as a Challenge for Sociolinguistics

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Petr Sgall, Jiri Hronek, Alexandr Stich
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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Czech, a clear case of a language having a Standard and a strong central vernacular with intensive shifting between them, offers many points of general interest to sociolinguists. This volume is divided in 5 chapters and opens with a general discussion of language varieties. 'The Two Central Language Formations in Czech' gives a summary description of the Czech central vernacular. This is followed by a chapter on 'The Origin and Opposition of Standard and Common Czech' and in the next chapter code switching between Standard and Common Czech is discussed. The concluding chapter presents starting points for a theoretical description of a national language with intralingual variation and a preliminary formulation of perspectives on the stratification of Czech.
  

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Contents

1 STYLESVARIETIES AND LANGUAGE FORMATIONS
1
2 THE TWO CENTRAL LANGUAGE FORMATIONS IN CZECH
59
3 THE ORIGIN OF THE OPPOSITION OF STANDARD AND COMMON CZECH
167
4 CODE SWITCHING BETWEEN STANDARD AND COMMON CZECH
182
5 CONCLUSIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
220
NOTES TO CHAPTER 1
256
NOTES TO CHAPTER 2
265
NOTES TO CHAPTER 3
284
NOTES TO CHAPTER 4
287
NOTES TO CHAPTER 5
296
APPENDIX
305
REFERENCES
322
INDEX OF NAMES
359
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
365
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
369
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