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Codeswitching (Multilingual Matters #89) Cover Image
By Carol M. Eastman (Editor)
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The twelve papers featured in this book focus on codeswitching as an urban language-contact phenomenon. Some papers seek to distinguish codeswitching from other contact phenomenon such as borrowing or language mixing, while others look at the effect codeswitching has on one's position in society. The papers discuss such topics as the politics of codeswitching, the role of using more than one language in social identity, attitudes toward multi-language use, and the way codeswitching may occur as a community norm. The editor, Carol Eastman, is also author of Aspects of Language and Culture, Language Planning, and Linguistic Theory and Language Description.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853591679
ISBN-10: 185359167X
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication Date: August 12th, 1992
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Multilingual Matters