Building bilingual oppositions: Code-switching in children's disputes

  title={Building bilingual oppositions: Code-switching in children's disputes},
  author={Jakob Cromdal},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={33 - 58}
  • J. Cromdal
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Sociology
  • Language in Society
This article investigates children's procedures for constructing oppositional stances in argumentative exchanges. While most previous research on children's arguments entails a monolingual bias, the present analysis focuses on bilingual practices of code-switching in disputes emerging during play activities. Drawing on more than ten hours of video-taped play interaction in a bilingual school setting, it is shown how the language contrast arising through code-switching displays and highlights… 
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