ERIC Number: ED282403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Code-Switching between Non-Genetically Related Languages: The Case of English and Japanese.
In linguistic analysis of the speech act, the data used to support theoretical conclusions are too often comprised of semantically isolated utterances of the ideal speaker-hearer. In reality, one of the most revealing kinds of data is imperfect data, where the functioning language processes are often unmasked. The study of first language acquisition uses it to look at language learning as an evolutionary process. The study of speech errors, the field of historical linguistics, and second language instruction also rely heavily on imperfect speech data and the successive approximations to the ideal that language learners make. Unfortunately, the study of second language learning has generally treated bilingual code-switching as malformed or substandard data when it could benefit from closer examination of the rules or constraints operative in code-switching, especially between unrelated languages. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning of the Japan Association of Language Teachers (Seirei Gakuen, Hamamatsu, Japan, November 22-24, 1986).