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Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 313-329

The Grammar of Code Switching

  • Marcus KrachtAffiliated withFakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bielefeld Email author 
  • , Udo KleinAffiliated withFakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bielefeld

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Abstract

The idea that language is a homogeneous code is a massive simplification. In actual fact, we constantly use a wide array of codes, be they other languages, dialects, registers, or special purpose codes (for bank account numbers, book numbers, shoe sizes, and so on). In this paper we provide a formal analysis of code switching.

Keywords

Code switching Formal semantics Compositionality