Bilingual Speech: A Typology of Code-Mixing by Pieter MuyskenBilingual Speech: A Typology of Code-Mixing by Pieter Muysken

Bilingual Speech: A Typology of Code-Mixing

byPieter Muysken

Paperback | November 17, 2005

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the different ways in which bilingual speakers switch from one language to another in the course of conversation. Pieter Muysken identifies three distinct patterns of mixing and explores how different mixing strategies depend on the contrasting grammatical properties of the languages involved, the degree of bilingual competence of the speaker and various social factors. The book synthesizes a vast array of recent research in a rapidly growing field of study that has much to reveal about the structure and function of language.
Title:Bilingual Speech: A Typology of Code-MixingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 17, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521023912

ISBN - 13:9780521023917

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Table of Contents

1. The study of code-mixing; 2. Differences and similarities between languages; 3. Insertion; 4. Alternation; 5. Congruent lexicalization; 6. Function words; 7. Bilingual verbs; 8. Variation in mixing patterns; 9. Bilingual speech and language contact.

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"Bilingual speech makes an important contrinbution to the field of lanugage contact....This is an obligatory reference for those working in the field of language contact from a grammatical prespective. It is a clear point of departure that future researchers cannot ignore if they seek to give a comprehensive explanation of the code-mixing facts that Muysken presents in his book." Language in Society