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Grammatical structures in code-switching among second generation Chinese-Australian students

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posted on 2005-10-01, 00:00 authored by L Zheng
This paper is based on an analysis of audio-recordings of interviews conducted at three primary schools in Victoria. The syntactic convergence or transference, which accompanies switching takes place at three levels: typological, structural and classificatory. The matrix Language Frame Model (Myers-Scotton 1993b, 1997a), revised to include the Composite Matrix Language (Bolonyai 1998), successfully deals with all forms of switching in my corpus. However, it is highly doubtful if grammatical constraints (Clyne 1987) as such exist ins witching between Chinese and English. My data rather supports the existence of facilitators or tendencies.

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Journal

Monash University linguistics papers

Volume

3

Issue

2

Pagination

3 - 17

Publisher

Monash University, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Location

Clayton, Vic.

ISSN

1327-9130

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Monash University, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

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