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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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    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.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 12:06
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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