Re: code switching and pronouns
- You should probably check out the closed-class constraint (Joshi 1985), which suggests that pronouns cannot be involved in code switching. Also pay attention to the arguments against such constraint-based theories, such as Clyne 1987 or Bokamba 1989.
Most of this older work concentrates on syntactic or morpho-syntactic structure and pays less attention to sociolinguistic or psycholinguistic factors, which are also important to consider.
Bokamba, Eyamba G. 1989. Are there syntactic constraints on code-mixing? World Englishes, 8(3), 277-292.
Clyne, Michael. 1987. Constraints on code-switching: how universal are they? Linguistics 25: 739-764.
Joshi, Aravind. 1985. "How much context-sensitivity is necessary for assigning structural descriptions: tree adjoining grammars." In D. Dowty, L. Karttunen, and A. Zwicky (eds.) Natural Language Parsing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
--- In email@example.com, Jinsook Choi <tostijin@...> wrote:
> I am currently trying to analyze code switching (Spanish and Maya language) which coincides with second person pronoun shift (formal vs. familiar). I have some data to present, but don't know not enough literature that deal with this sort of code switching, i.e., two language and two pronouns.
> I have been only reading lit. about code switching and about pronominal address system separately.
> (e.g., Heller ed. 1988, Auer ed. 1998, and some literature on pronominal address such as Morford 1997)
> Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate it.
> Jinsook Choi
> Research Professor
> Seoul National University
> Institute of Latin American Studies
> Seoul, Korea