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Contact LinguisticsBilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes$
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Carol Myers-Scotton

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198299530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.001.0001

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Explaining the Models and Their Uses

Explaining the Models and Their Uses

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(p.53) 3 Explaining the Models and Their Uses
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Contact Linguistics
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CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0003

This chapter clarifies the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model in a number of ways: identifying the Matrix Language (ML); details of the Matrix Language-Embedded Language opposition; the outsider late system morpheme of the 4-M model identified as the referent in the System Morpheme Principle; and the CP (projection of Complementizer) as the unit of analysis. Other topics include: doubling of plural morphemes (‘double morphology’); the Early System Morpheme hypothesis; speech errors as evidence for the 4-M model; and convergence at abstract lexical levels.

Keywords:   outsider system morpheme, System Morpheme Principle, projection of Complementizer (CP), double morphology, Early System Morpheme, speech errors, convergence

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