RE: [code-switching] Re: Concerning Data Analysis Techniques used with electronic data
- Thanks for endorsing my web page, Adam! I would recommend looking at Philipp Angermeyer's home page
as he has done research on small ads - the publication below in particular might be of interest:
Spelling Bilingualism: Script Choice in Russian American Classified Ads and Signage.
Dr Mark Sebba
Reader in Sociolinguistics & Language Contact
Department of Linguistics,
Lancaster LA1 4YT Great Britain
Tel. +44 1524 592453
Fax +44 1524 843085
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] on behalf of Adam Paliwala [adam.paliwala@...]
Sent: 27 September 2011 18:43
Subject: [code-switching] Re: Concerning Data Analysis Techniques used with electronic data
Have you read this?
It would seem like a good place to start, as San tackled similar questions to those you are considering.
Also, if you can view Laura Callaghan's work on written Spanish/English switching it may be worthwhile, but she generally finds (in contrast to San's work on blogs) that Myers-Scotton's influential MLF model applies similarly to her corpus of written publications as to spoken language:
Mark Sebba's homepage is always worth a visit, and he has considered the issues re. Written cs and suggested some approaches you may wish to consider:
I hope this is some use: it's just where I would start...
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Adam Blaxter Paliwala
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- Hi Walid,
It would be best to start with your data. Try to see if anything jumps out--glaring patterns. From there you can select the best approach.
I would say that if you wanted to do social motivations on codeswhitching on an advertisement, wouldn't the motivation be apparent already? Just my though on it.
FRANCIS P. MAGNO
MA English Studies-Language
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
"Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves."
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
From: Walid <walid_5890@...>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:57 PM
Subject: [code-switching] Concerning Data Analysis Techniques used with electronic data
I'm doing my MA in written Code-Switching. The phenomenon is Code-Switching in Egyptian's both Arabic and English web Personal ads.
When no previous study discussed this phenomenon, how can I analyze it? Shall I start with finding its motivations or just highlighting it?
If my study discusses motivations of Code-Switching, Is verbal analysis technique suitable for analyzing such kind of written Code-Switching Data? If no, what data analysis technique shall be followed? And what are the models suitable for such analysis?
Your help is appreciated
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