Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 313–329

The Grammar of Code Switching


DOI: 10.1007/s10849-014-9190-3

Cite this article as:
Kracht, M. & Klein, U. J of Log Lang and Inf (2014) 23: 313. doi:10.1007/s10849-014-9190-3


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.


Code switchingFormal semanticsCompositionality

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Linguistik und LiteraturwissenschaftUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany