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Code-Switching in Linguistics: A Position Paper

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TN, UK
Languages 2020, 5(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages5020022
Received: 25 January 2019 / Revised: 12 August 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 18 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching)
This paper provides a critical review of the state of the art in code-switching research being conducted in linguistics. Three issues of theoretical and practical importance are explored: (a) code-switching vs. borrowing; (b) grammaticality; and (c) variability vs. uniformity, and I take a position on all three issues. Regarding switching vs. borrowing, I argue that not all lone other-language items are borrowings once more subtle measures of integration are used. I defend the use of empirical data to compare competing theoretical frameworks of grammaticality, and I exemplify quantitative research on variability in code-switching, showing that it also reveals uniformity and the possible influence of community norms. I conclude that more research is needed on a range of bilingual communities in order to determine the relative contribution of individual factors, processing and community norms to the variability and uniformity of code-switching. View Full-Text
Keywords: code-switching; bilingualism; linguistics code-switching; bilingualism; linguistics
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