Bilingualism and Bilingual First Language Acquisition.- Early mixing.- The theoretical framework.- Code-switching.- Data.- The analysis of early mixing.- The analysis of code-switching.- Findings and conclusions.
This volume demonstrates that mixed utterances in young bilinguals can be analyzed in the same way as adult code-switching. It provides new insights not only in the field of code-switching and of language mixing in young bilinguals, but also in issues concerning general questions on linguistic theory which are difficult to be answered with monolingual data.
New approach: mixing in young bilinguals is the same as code-switching in adults
Empirical evidence that only grammars of the two languages constrain code-switching
Role of functional categories in mixed utterances is reanalyzed and developed
Mixed utterances help to shed light on issues in linguistics theory