Code-switching as an interactional resource in Garrwa/Kriol talk-in-interaction

Mushin, Ilana (2010) Code-switching as an interactional resource in Garrwa/Kriol talk-in-interaction. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 30 4: 471-496. doi:10.1080/07268602.2010.518556

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Author Mushin, Ilana
Title Code-switching as an interactional resource in Garrwa/Kriol talk-in-interaction
Journal name Australian Journal of Linguistics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-2996
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07268602.2010.518556
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 471
End page 496
Total pages 26
Place of publication Melbourne VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper is a study of bilingual talk among Garrwa/Kriol speakers in the communities of Borroloola and Robinson River, NT, focussing on choices speakers make between traditional and non-traditional Indigenous languages in ordinary conversations. The analysis presented here supports the view of code-switching, recently summarized by Matras, as an interactional resource - a means by which speakers can structure their talk around the local contingencies of an interaction. Language choice may be symbolic of a particular social stance or 'social arena' in a given context, but the fact of language shift (regardless of the direction of the shift), may be equally significant in demarcating conversational activities, and marking shifts in perspective.
Keyword Code-switching
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Studies in Australian Indigenous Conversation

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