ERIC Number: EJ541096
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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On the Grammar of Code-Switching.
Bhatt, Rakesh M.
World Englishes, v15 n3 p369-75 Nov 1996
Explores an Optimality-Theoretic approach to account for observed cross-linguistic patterns of code switching that assumes that code switching strives for well-formedness. Optimization of well-formedness in code switching is shown to follow from (violable) ranked constraints. An argument is advanced that code-switching patterns emerge from interactions among ranked constraints (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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