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ERIC Number: ED479987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
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Code Switching in Normal and Aphasic Kannada-English Bilinguals.
Bhat, Sapna; Chengappa, Shyamala
Patterns of code switching were studies from two aphasic and two neurologically normal Kannada-English bilinguals. Conversational analysis of the samples based on the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model (Myers-Scotton, 1993) revealed consistent code switching between two languages by all the subjects. The aphasic subjects demonstrated a greater frequency of MLF constituents and mixing at the morphological level, but there were no differences in terms of the quality of the switches. Results suggest an increased dependence on both languages for communication following aphasia. This study provides some insights into the pattern of code switching between Kannada and English and also signals ways to structure assessment in bilingual aphasics accordingly. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India