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ERIC Number: EJ605061
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-1367-0069
A Congruence Approach to Syntax and Codeswitching.
Sebba, Mark
International Journal of Bilingualism, v2 n1 p1-19 Mar 1998
Argues that an adequate theory of codeswitching syntax is one that holds that the actual nature of the switching is relative not only to the language pairs, but also to other situational factors. Suggests that congruence of categories is constructed by bilinguals in a given situation with four alternative outcomes for the given candidate switch: (1) harmonization; (2) neutralization; (3) compromise; and (4) blocking. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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