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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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Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches

Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches

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(p.108) 4 Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches
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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/9780198299530.003.0004

This chapter considers data that are problematic for the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model. These include: Arabic determiners in codeswitching; ‘do’ verb (light verbs) constructions; and Embedded Language (EL) islands. The Uniform Structure Principle and Generalized Lexical Knowledge are also discussed, specifically in relation to bare forms and Bantu noun classes.

Keywords:   Arabic determiners, light verbs, Embedded Language islands, Uniform Structure Principle, Generalized Lexical Knowledge, bare forms, Bantu noun classes

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