Code-switching and Code-mixing between Related Varieties: Establishing the Blueprint

By Stavroula Tsiplakou.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper looks at types of code-switching and code-mixing between Standard Modern Greek and Cypriot Greek in Greek-speaking Cyprus; an attempt is made at drawing a structural distinction between (i) code-switching as alternation between the dialect and the standard language and (ii) language alternation in terms of dialect- or continuum-internal register variation. The second step is a conversation-analytic attempt to relate particular types of switches to pragmatic functions in localized contexts.

Keywords: Code-switching, Code-mixing, Cypriot Greek, Dialect Continuum, Diglossia, Koiné

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 12, pp.49-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 774.383KB).

Dr. Stavroula Tsiplakou

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Stavroula Tsiplakou received her B.A. from the University of Athens in 1989; she holds an M.Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has taught at the University of Hull in the U.K. (1995-1998) and at Simon Fraser University in Canada (1998-2001); currently she teaches at the Department of Education of the University of Cyprus. Her research areas include syntax, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and language arts.

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