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Title:A dual-structure analysis of morphosyntactic doubling in code switching
Author(s):Hicks, Caleb
Subject(s):Code switching
Morphosyntax
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Abstract:Code switches in which a single morphosyntactic element is produced twice have been noted in code switching literature (Poplack et al. 1989, Sankoff et al. 1990, Myers-Scotton 1993, Nishimura 1995), but explication of their syntactic structure has remained elusive. In this paper, I present a structural analysis of morphosyntactic doubling in code switching inspired by Sadock’s (1991) dual-structure model of the morphosyntactic interface. I argue that certain code switches have an “upper structure,” representing one source language, and a “lower structure,” representing the other. Elements in the corresponding trees which are not shared by both structures are doubled.
Issue Date:2012-12-13
Publisher:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2012: 44-57
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/35295
ISSN:0049-2388
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2012 Caleb Hicks
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-12-13


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