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Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book examines issues of language, identity, and culture among the rapidly growing Asian Pacific American (APA) population. The distinguished contributors—who represent a broad range of ... More


What Do Bilinguals Do?: A Commentary

Asif Agha

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Code‐centric accounts of bilingualism obscure the processes whereby bilingual utterances acquire social significance by viewing them simply as admixtures of pre‐existing grammatical codes. This ... More


On the Asymmetric Nature of the Operations of Grammar: Evidence from Codeswitching

Anna Maria Di Sciullo

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Evidence from intra-sentential codeswitching brings additional support to the Asymmetry Hypothesis, according to which asymmetrical relations are core relations of the language faculty. It is ... More


Codeswitching and the Syntax-Semantics Interface: The Role of Aspectual Features in Constraining Intrasentential Codeswitching Involving the Verb

Sílvia Milian Hita

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Following Minimalist and Lexical Semantics assumptions, this chapter will analyze the role played by uninterpreted aspectual or Aktionsart features (or internal temporal organization properties of ... More


Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Jeff MacSwan (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Codeswitching is the alternate use of two or more languages among bilingual interlocutors. It is distinct from borrowing, which involves the phonological and morphological integration of a word from ... More


Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Carol Myers-Scotton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Contact Linguistics is a critical investigation of grammatical structures when bilingual speakers use their two or more languages in the same clause. Myers-Scotton examines major contact ... More


Programs and Proposals in Codeswitching Research: Unconstraining Theories of Bilingual Language Mixing

Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter, MacSwan provides an overview of the history of research on codeswitching (CS), distinguishing constraint-based (CB) approaches, which posit explicit rules governing language mixing, ... More


Movement Triggers and Reflexivization in Korean-English Codeswitching

Daniel L. Finer

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Sentences displaying codeswitching between Korean (SOV) and English (SVO) can show either SOV or SVO orders. As in monolingual sentences, the SOV order correlates with the presence of a Korean verb ... More


Operator Movement in English-Spanish and German-Spanish Codeswitching

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio and Kay E. González-Vilbazo

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter it is argued that the patterns of word order in wh-questions, negative fronting, and relative clauses in English, Spanish, German, English-Spanish and German-Spanish codeswitching may ... More


Argument Licensing in Optimal Switches

Rakesh M. Bhatt

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents an Optimality-Theoretic (OT) account of the linguistically significant generalizations of bilingual codeswitching in argument positions in different language pairs. I claim that ... More


Light Switches: On v as a Pivot in Codeswitching, and the Nature of the Ban on Word-Internal Switches

Shoba Bandi-Rao and Marcel den Dikken

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

English -ify and Telugu -inc have similar distributional profiles, both instantiating the ‘little light verb’ v of Chomsky. But while -ify is heavily exploited as an intermediary between a Telugu ... More


Some Consequences of Language Design: Codeswitching and the PF Interface

Jeff MacSwan and Sonia Colina

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

As an empirical evaluation of the MacSwan’s (1999) PF Disjunction Theorem, reformulated here in Optimality Theoretic terms as the PF Interface Condition, this paper investigates the question of ... More


The Semantic Interpretation and Syntactic Distribution of Determiner Phrases in Spanish-English Codeswitching

Monica Moro Quintanilla

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article offers a minimalist account of determiner phrases in Spanish-English codeswitching data. The minimalist approach to codeswitching developed by MacSwan is selected on conceptual grounds ... More


A Minimalist Parsing Model for Codeswitching

Edward P. Stabler and Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A fully lexicalized grammar can represent the knowledge of a multilingual speaker simply by putting lexical items from the various languages together. This conception suggests that multilingualism ... More


Language Dominance and Codeswitching Asymmetries

Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux, Erin O’Rourke, and Gretchen Sunderman

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this study on codeswitching, we examine how the dominant language of a speaker may affect how quickly a bilingual will process a codeswitch at different junctures within a given phrase. In an ... More


The Roots of Language Contact

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on social factors promoting bilingualism, and ultimately, language contact phenomena. The costs and rewards of bilingualism (e.g., language as political capital and ... More


Research on the Components of Bilingual Proficiency

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the idea that bilingual proficiency is internally diverse—that is, componential. It shows that the proposed modification to Cummins’s Common Underlying Proficiency Model needs ... More


Metalinguistic Awareness, Bilingualism, and Writing

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the development of academic language proficiency, with an emphasis on children’s writing ability particularly children’s correction, revision, and editing of their own ... More


Speak English or What?: Codeswitching and Interpreter Use in New York City Courts

Philipp Sebastian Angermeyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199337569
eISBN:
9780190235741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book presents a study of interpreter-mediated interaction in New York City small claims courts, drawing on audiorecorded arbitration hearings and ethnographic fieldwork. Focusing on the language ... More


The Semiotic Figurement of Communities in Indonesia

Zane Goebel

in Language and Superdiversity: Indonesians Knowledging at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199795413
eISBN:
9780190246617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795413.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how ethnolinguistic identity has been constituted in Indonesia through the linking of linguistic forms, region, and person. To understand diversity and codeswitching practices ... More


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