In the Search for Grammatical Explanations of the Code-Switching. Empirical Verification of Selected Syntactic Constraints and the Triggering Hypothesis

Kamil Długosz

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Code-switching appears among multilingual speakers and means switching fluently from one language to another. Since the 70s some research have been carried out on code-switching from the syntactic point of view. Its main purpose is to determine in which parts of a sentence code-switching cannot appear. The aim of the present study is to verify empirically the selected grammatical constraints on code-switching as well the Triggering-Hypothesis (Clyne 1967) on the basis of an interview transcript with a famous neurobiologist Eric Kandel.


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code-switching; syntax of code-switching; bilingualism, trigger-words; syntactic constraints of the code-switching; mental processes; mental representation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2016.40.1.55
Data publikacji: 2016-07-27 14:57:57
Data złożenia artykułu: 2016-06-08 11:15:12


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