Code-Switching

(i) This course, given the first week of the ALS, will cover and test models of codeswitching and examine experimental methods for code-switching research. While drawing on the literature involving code-switching pairs of a (post-)colonial language and a local language, the course will also examine West African pairs where both languages are local to examine the consequences for code-switching theory of such pairs.
(ii) This course, given during the second week of the ALS, examines the place of code-switching in the development of various contact language phenomena, including bilingual mixed languages, pidgins, creoles, and African urban/youth vernaculars.