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    Language Selection and Switching in Strasbourg

    Gardner-Chloros, Penelope (1991) Language Selection and Switching in Strasbourg. Oxford Studies in Language Contact. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press. ISBN 9780198249931.

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    Abstract

    The term 'code-switching' is used to describe the mixing of different language varieties which often results from language contact. Penelope Gardner-Chloros presents the first full-length study of code-switching in a European context. Throughout history, Alsace has been a meeting point of the Roman and Germanic worlds. In spite of its marked regional character, it has been alternately claimed by France and Germany, each anxious to assimilate the region to its own national and linguistic identity. Today most of the population still speak a Germanic dialect, alternating with French which is the language of public life, education, and the media.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 12:06
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 12:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16010

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