ERIC Number: EJ938052
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Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Participant- and Discourse-Related Code-Switching by Thai-English Bilingual Adolescents
Chanseawrassamee, Supamit; Shin, Sarah J.
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v28 n1 p45-78 Feb 2009
This paper attempts to show ways in which two Thai brothers (aged 9 and 13) living temporarily in the United States, employ bilingual code-switching to organize their conversation. Using the sequential analysis developed by Auer (1984, 1995), this paper describes how the two boys employ code-switching to negotiate the language for the interaction and accommodate the language competences and preferences of conversational participants, as well as to organize conversational tasks such as turn-taking, preference marking, repair, and bracketing of side-sequences. The sequential analysis suggests that code-switching is used by the two boys as an additional communicative resource to achieve particular conversational goals.
Descriptors: Thai, Code Switching (Language), Males, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Language Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, English, Early Adolescents
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