Download PDF by John Gibbons: Code-mixing and code choice: a Hong Kong case study

By John Gibbons

ISBN-10: 090502866X

ISBN-13: 9780905028668

Code-mixing is a quick constructing niche for these excited about bilingualism, sociolinguistics and utilized linguistics. simply because the language phenomena produced in the beginning through touch among teams who didn't proportion a language - pidginization and creolization - have proved to be revealing within the learn of moment language improvement and language universals, so additionally the exam of the blending of 2 or extra languages inside of bilingual groups is commencing to throw mild on numerous vital concerns. during this ebook John Gibbons makes use of quite a number various methods to code-mixing and code selection, evaluates them and makes an attempt to combine them in a composite mode of code selection. The examine is found within the interesting bilingual neighborhood of Hong Kong.

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The only case where English was not the language used with a Westerner was in a French class, which was conducted basically in French, with elements (presumably translations) in English and Cantonese. Since this is such a specialized use of language, and is essentially metalinguistic, it has not been recorded on the tree. In Chapter 1 it was noted that census figures reveal that Chinese dialects other than Mandarin are losing ground steadily to Cantonese. ) Page 27 very low number of exchanges (5) in the "non-Cantonese speaking Chinese" category, despite the fact that there were 2 speakers of such dialects, provides supportive evidence.

Title : Code-mixing and Code Choice : A Hong Kong Case Study Multilingual Matters (Series) ; 27 author : Gibbons, John. publisher : Multilingual Matters isbn10 | asin : 090502866X print isbn13 : 9780905028668 ebook isbn13 : 9780585121581 language : English subject Code switching (Linguistics)--Hong Kong, Sociolinguistics--Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)--Languages. 9/095125 subject : Code switching (Linguistics)--Hong Kong, Sociolinguistics--Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)--Languages. Page i Code-Mixing and Code Choice A Hong Kong Case Study Page ii Multilingual Matters "Bilingualism: Basic Principles" (Second edition) HUGO BAETENS BEARDSMORE "Evaluating Bilingual Education: A Canadian Case Study" MERRILL SWAIN AND SHARON LAPKIN "Bilingual Children: Guidance for the Family" GEORGE SAUNDERS "Language Attitudes Among Arabic-French Bilinguals in Morocco" ABDELALI BENTAHILA "Conflict and Language Planning in Quebec" RICHARD Y.

These approaches are rarely discrete indeed mutual influence is the rule rather than the exception. Trudgill (1978: 1-18) provides a lucid theoretical overview of the various approaches. This book does not cover the same ground but rather attempts to evaluate the approaches in use on a single community of speakers. A brief description of the approach begins each chapter, in most cases discussing the theoretical orientation, the method of data collection and the model for analysis and presentation of the findings.

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