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Languages 2016, 1(1), 6; doi:10.3390/languages1010006

Multilingual Language Mixing and Creativity

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1160, USA
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Academic Editors: Usha Lakshmanan and Osmer Balam
Received: 14 March 2016 / Revised: 5 April 2016 / Accepted: 19 April 2016 / Published: 16 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mixed Verbs and Linguistic Creativity in Bi/multilingual Communities)
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore a facet of bi/multilingual creativity in language mixing. The first aspect of creativity is driven by the consideration of formal principles, which fall outside monolingual or single language competence, e.g., [1]. The rule-governed mechanism, which allows the integration of the embedded language verbs into the matrix language, is accounted for. This objective is achieved by employing two distinct data sets: (1) grammatical competence (intuitional data) involving the embedded lexical verb mixing in the Light Verb Construction in a variety of languages, particularly in South Asian languages (e.g., Hindi-English); and (2) an experimental data set that exhibits the relationships involved in the generative perspective through consideration of Universal Grammar. The underlying motivation for focusing on India is that language mixing constitutes a grass-roots phenomenon in India since the pre-Christian era; hence it is a stable and time-tested phenomenon which allows us to overcome key methodological issues in the study of language mixing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Light Verbs; optimization; bilingual language mixing; language switches; Universal Grammar; Functional Head Constraint; multiple language mixing Light Verbs; optimization; bilingual language mixing; language switches; Universal Grammar; Functional Head Constraint; multiple language mixing
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Bhatia, T.K.; Ritchie, W.C. Multilingual Language Mixing and Creativity. Languages 2016, 1, 6.

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