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Title:A comparative analysis of Romanian-English and Romanian-Spanish code-switching patterns
Author(s):Bancu, Ariana
Subject(s):Linguistics
Code-switching
Syntax
Morphology
Romanian
Spanish
English
Abstract:The present study compares Romanian-Spanish and Romanian-English code-switch patterns at a morpho-syntactic level. Spanish and Romanian have similar grammatical features and share many structural and phonological properties, while Romanian and English differ in most of these aspects. In comparing 240 code-switches from both language pairs, I address whether these differences and similarities in code-switch patterns can be explained by typological factors. The results show that switch points in both language pairs are the same at phrase level. However, different CS patterns occur at morpheme-level, with Romanian-Spanish switches showing more complex combinations between Spanish stems and Romanian inflectional or function morphemes, than in the Romanian-English data. These findings shed light on the role of feature matching between switched categories and the effect of typological similarity.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2013: 172-183
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46467
ISSN:0049-2388
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 Ariana Bancu
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-08


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