By Carol M. Eastman
The twelve papers featured during this booklet concentrate on codeswitching as an city language-contact phenomenon. a few papers search to tell apart codeswitching from different touch phenomenon similar to borrowing or language blending, whereas others examine the influence codeswitching has on one's place in society. The papers talk about such subject matters because the politics of codeswitching, the function of utilizing multiple language in social id, attitudes towards multi-language use, and how codeswitching might happen as a neighborhood norm. The editor, Carol Eastman, can be writer of "Aspects of Language and Culture", "Language Planning", and "Linguistic idea and Language Description".
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1. In Bantu languages, verbs carry a number of affixes. The two most central affixes are the subject prefix indicating agreement with the subject of the verb and the tense/aspect prefix. These are categorically present in all CS and B forms in the Nairobi and Zimbabwe corpora. However, the final vowel in the verb, an affix carrying little functional load in most cases, is often absent in CS forms, although it is almost always present in B forms. 13 For example, (12) from the Nairobi corpus and (13) from the Zimbabwe corpus illustrate CS forms: (12) matatu i- -li- -overturn na kugonga basi.
Among others, Berk-Seligson (1986) also includes single lexemes. < previous page page_31 next page > < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 Different Procedures for EL Islands Why do these singly-occurring CS forms resemble ML material in their morphosyntax and not EL islands? The answer is that they undergo different morphosyntactic procedures (those of the ML) because they are parts of different types of codeswitching constituents. Recall that the MLF model assigns different morphosyntactic requirements to these different types of constituents (those of ML + EL constituents vs.
A performative text on the other hand, demonstrated that borrowings fulfilled connotative and indexical functions. A test with the speakers of the texts in question revealed that they were able to provide a Swahili translation for two thirds of the French loans they had used in these texts. If this phenomenon is viewed as a part of a communicative praxis, the French borrowings finally prove to fulfil an expressive, performative function. The texts reveal a stylistic or poetic, in other words a creative, use of the French terms.