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The state of codeswitching research at the dawn of the new millennium (2): focus on Africa

Nkonko M Kamwangamalu

Abstract


This is the second article aimed at reviewing the state of codeswitching research at the dawn of the new millennium. The first article (Kamwangamalu, 1999) focused on the state of codeswitching research in the global context. In the present article I focus on the state of codeswitching research in Africa. More specifically, I highlight the contribution of codeswitching research in Africa to codeswitching research in the global context; discuss some of the theoretical frameworks which have informed this research over the years; and conclude by pointing to some of the many untapped areas for codeswitching research in the new millennium.


(S/ern Af Linguistics & Applied Language Stud: 2000 18(1-4): 59-71)



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