ERIC Number: EJ603542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Telling the Monolinguals from the Bilinguals: Unrealistic Code Choices in Direct Quotations Within Scottish Gaelic Narratives.
Dorian, Nancy C.
International Journal of Bilingualism, v1 n1 p41-54 Mar 1997
Among Gaelic-English bilinguals in East Sunderland, Scotland, code choice is made according to interlocutor. When the chosen code is Gaelic, the community norm for rendering direct quotations within a narrative is to produce them in Gaelic, regardless of which language was used originally or whether the quoted person is capable of speaking Gaelic. Examples illustrate this quotational norm. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)