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ERIC Number: EJ652318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1367-0069
Frequency and Intention in (Un)marked Choices in Code-Switching: "This Is a 24-Hour Country."
Myers-Scotton, Carol
International Journal of Bilingualism, v6 n2 p205-19 Jun 2002
Provides that in bilingual conversation, the unmarked choice can be identified via a frequency-based criterion. Data come from a Malawian family temporarily living in the United States. Both parents and children engage in code switching, but how the two languages are employed and their frequency within the overall codeswitching pattern shows that for the parents, English is marked, while for children, Chichewa is marked. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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