By Kelechukwu Ihemere

ISBN-10: 1350066559

ISBN-13: 9781350066557

ISBN-10: 1474278140

ISBN-13: 9781474278140

Codeswitching happens while multilingual audio system embed components of a couple of language into the dominant (or Matrix) language inside person utterances of dialog. Codeswitching in Igbo-English Bilingualism explores the syntax of bilingual codeswitching among the Benue-Congo African language of Igbo and English. in the framework of Myers-Scotton's hugely influential Matrix Language body (MLF) version, Kelechukwu Ihemere explores the thought of asymmetry in Igbo-English codeswitching, arguing that the 2 languages don't give a contribution both within the construction of combined utterances. within the summary interplay among the 2 grammars, the Matrix language is extra activated than the Embedded language, leading to both monolingual Igbo discourse or discourse with an Igbo morphosyntactic body yet with English insertions.

Using either linguistic and quantitative analyses, this e-book uniquely investigates the governing ideas and regulations on bilingual clauses and grammatical codeswitching within the context of a West African language and English. offering an in depth descriptive and theoretical research of Igbo-English info and a deeper research of the MLF version, this publication might be of curiosity to somebody operating within the fields of comparative syntax, bilingualism and phone linguistics.

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