Language contact, borrowing and code switching: a case study of Australian Greek

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2017) Language contact, borrowing and code switching: a case study of Australian Greek. Journal of Greek Linguistics, 2017. pp. 1-42.

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Abstract

The present study is an in-depth investigation of the Greek language spoken by immigrants in Far North Queensland, Australia. The study focuses on contact-induced changes in the language, such as borrowing of lexemes and discourse patterns, and on code switching. The data analyzed derive from participant observation and some 23 hours of audio and video-recorded conversations with first- and second-generation Greek immigrants that were collected during fieldwork in 2013 in Far North Queensland. The study contributes to the investigation of the structure and use of Greek in the diaspora by integrating perspectives from contact linguistics and interactional approaches to code switching.

Item ID: 49155
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1569-9846
Keywords: language contact; borrowing; loanwords; calques; code mixing; code switching
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This is an open access article distributed under teh terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-NC 4.0)

Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 05:30
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