Journal article

Enduring and contemporary code-switching practices in northern australia

J Vaughan

Languages | Published : 2021

Abstract

In Maningrida, northern Australia, code-switching is a commonplace phenomenon within a complex of both longstanding and more recent language practices characterised by high levels of linguistic diversity and multilingualism. Code-switching is observable between local Indigenous languages and is now also widespread between local languages and English and/or Kriol. In this paper, I consider whether general predictions about the nature and functioning of code-switching account for practices in the Maningrida context. I consider: (i) what patterns characterise longstand-ing code-switching practices between different Australian languages in the region, as opposed to code-switching between an Aust..

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