Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

International Journal of the Sociology of Language

Ed. by Fishman, Joshua A. / García Otheguy, Ofelia

6 Issues per year

ERIH category 2011: INT2

VolumeIssuePage

Issues

Who’s “mixing” the languages? Statistical-sociolinguistic analyses of differently developed bilingual practice of Albanian-speaking school pupils in German-speaking Switzerland

Basil Schader1

1

Citation Information: International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2006, Issue 178, Pages 75–91, ISSN (Online) 1613-3668, ISSN (Print) 0165-2516, DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2006.016, May 2006

Publication History

Published Online:
2006-05-15

Abstract

The extent to which the many Albanian-speaking children and adolescents in Switzerland apply a bilingual mode differs considerably. As part of a larger project, a quantitative exploratory study seeks to understand whether the frequency of code-switching is determined by demographic, individual, and peer-group-related factors. The fact that no striking relationships between these factors can be observed will be discussed with a view to the specificity of Albanian migration. Furthermore, these results raise questions with regard to the determinants of bilingual practice and the characteristics of “prototypical code-switch-speakers.”

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.