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Talk in Two Languages


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph Gafaranga
    Pages 1-9
  3. Joseph Gafaranga
    Pages 34-61
  4. Joseph Gafaranga
    Pages 174-197
  5. Joseph Gafaranga
    Pages 198-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-225

About this book


One of the most common phenomena of language use among bilingual speakers is language alternation. Theoretically this is impossible, both grammatically and socio-functionally. Drawing on Ethnomethodology this book addresses the crucial question of how to account for its actual possibility, and offers a critical reading of current approaches.


bilingual direct speech Index

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of EdinburghUK

About the authors

JOSEPH GAFARANGA is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests are in the areas of Bilingualism and Conversation Analysis. His previous publications have been based on analyses of Kinyarwanda-French bilingual conversations and of medical general practice consultations.

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