ERIC Number: EJ605069
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Null Theory of Codeswitching versus the Nonce Borrowing Hypothesis: Testing the Fit in Persian-English Bilingual Discourse.
Samar, Reza Ghafar; Meechan, Marjory
International Journal of Bilingualism, v2 n2 p203-19 Jul 1998
Determines the status of ambiguous lone English-origin nouns in Persian discourse. Utilizing the variationist comparative method, their distribution and conditioning are analyzed and they are compared to their counterparts in unmixed English. Results show remarkable similarities between treatment of native Persian nouns, attested loanwords, and untested lone English-origin words. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Instant Loans, Easy Conditions: The Productivity of Bilingual Borrowing.