The architecture of the bilingual language faculty : evidence from intrasentential code switching

  title={The architecture of the bilingual language faculty : evidence from intrasentential code switching},
  author={Jeff MacSwan},
In this article, the author addresses the question of how the mind represents two languages in simultaneous bilingualism. Some linguistic theories of intrasentential code switching are reviewed, with a focus on the Minimalist approach of MacSwan (1999b); the author concludes that evidence from code switching suggests that bilinguals have discrete and separate Lexicons for the languages they speak, each with its own internal principles of word formation, as well as separate phonological systems… CONTINUE READING
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