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--- In code-switching@y..., Doris Sommer <dsommer@f...> wrote:
> Dear Celso,
> I'm particularly interested in the irregularities of
> code-switching, that is the the literary effects of surprise and
> estrangement. I'm sure there are obvious leads for me, but I'm
> I need some basic advice. The object is to write on code-switching
> creative device.
> Thank you in advance,
> su endeudadoris
> At 04:05 AM 11/27/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> >A quite delayed contribution to the topic of units of analysis for
> >code-switching: Benjamin Bailey suggests conversation-
> >constructional units", as code-switching is an interactional
> >Units are not mutually exclusive, though -- it all depends on what
> >looking for. Code-switching is simply speech, so it's subject to a
> >of approaches, just like (apparent) monolingual, monolectal speech.
> >To me, though, the grammatical particularities of language
> >se are quite uninteresting in themselves -- but that's my bias.
> >natural that people who speak various "languages" draw on any
> >have at their disposal. The point is to treat these alternations in
> >relation to a number of communicative intentions and within an
> >multimodal communicative repertoire.
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