In this seminar, we will examine the main issues concerning the study of code-switching. Defined as the alternation of two languages within the same discourse, code-switching can be used as an effective tool to aid in the understanding of the linguistic architecture of the bi-/multilingual mind. In this course we will critically evaluate the methods used in code-switching research from a morpho-syntactic point of view, as well as current debates regarding the study of this linguistic phenomenon. Finally, this course will provide you with the analytical tools and critical skill necessary to access and carry out research in the field. This course may be of interest to students interested in morpho-syntax, bilingualism, phonology and sociolinguistics.
CRN: 35634 Thursdays 3:00-5:50 PM - 1032 Foreign Languages Building.