Igbo-English intrasentential codeswitching and the Matrix Language Frame model

Ihemere, K. 2016. Igbo-English intrasentential codeswitching and the Matrix Language Frame model. in: Payne, D.L., Pacchiarotti, S. and Bosire, M. (ed.) Diversity in African languages: Selected papers from the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics Berlin Language Science Press. pp. 539-559

Chapter titleIgbo-English intrasentential codeswitching and the Matrix Language Frame model
AuthorsIhemere, K.
EditorsPayne, D.L., Pacchiarotti, S. and Bosire, M.
Abstract

This paper uses data from Igbo-English intrasentential codeswitching involving mixed nominal expressions to test the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model. The MLF model is one of the most highly influential frameworks used in the study of grammatical aspects of codeswitching. Three principles associated with it, the Matrix Language Principle, the Asymmetry Principle and the Uniform Structure Principle, were tested on data collected from informal conversations by educated adult Igbo-English bilinguals resident in Port Harcourt. The results of the analyses suggest general support for the three principles and for identifying Igbo-English as a “classic” case of codeswitching.

Book titleDiversity in African languages: Selected papers from the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Page range539-559
Year2016
PublisherLanguage Science Press
File121-3-579-2-10-20170131-3.pdf
Publication dates
Published23 Jan 2017
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Place of publicationBerlin
ISBN9781542598224
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.17169/langsci.b121.498
Web address (URL)http://langsci-press.org/catalog/view/121/498/579-2

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