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ERIC Number: EJ541095
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
Free Morpheme Constraint Revisited.
Azuma, Shoji
World Englishes, v15 n3 p361-67 Nov 1996
As one of the best known linguistic constraints on code switching, Poplack (1980) has proposed the "free morpheme constraint," which predicts no switching between free morphemes and bound morphemes. It is argued that this theory is not supported by linguistic data, and that semantic content, rather than morphology, must be considered. An alternative constraint based on semantic content is proposed. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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