General programme, activity sheet

Friday 8 September, 2017

Oral presentation

Code-switching and code-blending types and subtypes: towards a shared taxonomy

Speaker: Eleonora Marocchini, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia

Authors: Eleonora Marocchini

This paper is a proposal for a taxonomy of code-blending that could highlight the similarities with code-switching, using a shared vocabulary for their types classification. We can define 1. “extrasentential blending” the “non-indipendent dominant blending” (as in Branchini, 2012): signs are simultaneously produced without adding any significant content; 2. “intrasentential blending” the “(non-indipendent) blended blending”: the simultaneous production would not be understandable by monolinguals in any of the two languages, because the constituents are divided between the two codes; 3. “intersentential blending” the “indipendent blending”: clauses or sentences are indipendent from one another and understandable for monolinguals too. This type can be divided into three subtypes (according to Donati et al., 2009), depending on the order followed by the constituents: (a) of the sign language for both sentences, (b) of the vocal language for both sentences, (c) of the language in which the sentence is produced, for each of them.

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08:30 - 11:30 / Workshop 1 - “Code switching and bilingualism”


Other activities in 08:30 - 11:30 / Workshop 1 - “Code switching and bilingualism”

Oral presentation

Fitting a monolingual solution to bilingual data: verb second

Speaker: Emma Vanden Wyngaerd, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Oral presentation

Factors governing code mixing in early bilingual acquisition: Dominance, language modes, and discourse strategies

Speaker: Dianna Walla, Norges Arktiske Universitet

Oral presentation

Code-blending and Contact Signing Among deaf ASL-English Bilinguals

Speaker: Marjorie Herbert, University of Michigan

Oral presentation

Constraints on Code-Blending: Distributions of Pointing Subjects and Objects in Bimodal Bilingual Children

Speaker: Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut

Plenary Lecture

Head directionality constraints in very young child code-switching

Speaker: Maria Jose Ezeizabarrena, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)