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ERIC Number: EJ838679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Living in Two Worlds: Code-Switching amongst Bilingual Chinese-Australian Children
Zheng, Lin
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v32 n1 p5.1-5.18 Apr 2009
This paper is based on an analysis of interviews, conducted at three primary schools in Melbourne, which sought to explore the determinants of code-switching between English and Chinese. Specifically, it examined school education and other specific possible determinants of code switching amongst Chinese-Australian bilingual children. The specific determinants of code-switching that emerge from this study include: the length of residence in an English speaking community; the exposure to languages in schools and family communication patterns. The nature of school education played a leading role in Chinese language maintenance for the bilingual children. (Contains 5 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia