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FYI: New List/Code-Switching


Author: Celso Alvarez Caccamo

FYI Body: HELLO,

I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE CREATION OF A NEW MAILING LIST CALLED THE
CODE-SWITCHING FORUM. I DECIDED TO START THE LIST AFTER RECEIVING A
NUMBER OF MESSAGES WITH QUERIES AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS ON
CODE-SWITCHING WHICH I EITHER DON'T KNOW HOW TO ANSWER OR I DON'T HAVE
THE TIME TO. THE CODE-SWITCHING LIST IS UNMODERATED, AND SUBSCRIPTION
TO IT IS VERY SIMPLE: JUST SEND A BLANK MESSAGE TO
CODE-SWITCHING-SUBSCRIBE@EGROUPS.COM . YOU'LL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION
MESSAGE, AND YOU'RE ON.

I BELIEVE A NUMBER OF NEW INTERESTING QUESTIONS ARE BEING RAISED
RECENTLY IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE ALTERNATION AND RELATED PHENOMENA,
BUT, TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NO SPECIFIC LIST ON CODE-SWITCHING EXISTS. LOTS
OF PEOPLE WORK ON WHAT IS DIVERSELY BEING CALLED "CODE-SWITCHING", AND
RAISE THEIR QUESTIONS IN VARIOUS LISTS. THE CODE-SWITCHING FORUM TRIES
TO FILL THIS GAP AND BRING RESEARCHERS, STUDENTS AND ONLOOKERS
TOGETHER.

HERE IS A FULLER DESCRIPTION OF THE LIST. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS
INFORMATION WIDELY. THANK YOU,

CELSO ALVAREZ CÁCCAMO TEL. +34 981 167000 EXT. 1888
LINGUISTICA GERAL, FACULDADE DE FILOLOGIA FAX +34 981 167151
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNHA LXALVARZ@UDC.ES
15071 A CORUNHA, GALIZA (ESPANHA) HTTP://WWW.UDC.ES/DEP/LX/CAC/

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THE CODE-SWITCHING FORUM IS AN UNMODERATED LIST FOR THE DISCUSSION OF
ALTERNATION OF LINGUISTIC VARIETIES (COMMONLY CALLED "CODE-SWITCHING"),
BILINGUAL CONVERSATION AND RELATTED PHENOMENA. TOPICS OF INTERES
INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO):

-THE DEFINITION OF "CODE" ITSELF
-THE DEFINITION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF "CODE-SWITCHING" ITSELF
-"CODE" AND LINGUISTIC VARIETY; "CODE-SWITCHING" AND
LANGUAGE ALTERNATION
-THE RELATIONS BETWEEN LANGUAGE ALTERNATION AND OTHER
INTERLINGUAL PHENOMENA
-BILINGUAL CONVERSATION IN GENERAL
-NEW TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE ALTERNATION
-CODES, VARIETIES AND CONTEXTUALIZATION
-CODES, INDEXICALITY AND IDENTITY
-LANGUAGE ALTERNATION AND CONVERSATIONAL ORGANIZATION
-LANGUAGE ALTERNATION IN LITERATURE AND SONG
-CODE-SWITCHING AND MACRO-SOCIOLINGUISTIC PROCESSES
-DATA GATHERING, TRANSCRIPTION AND INTERPRETATION
-UNIVERSALITY AND PARTICULARITIES OF LANGUAGE
ALTERNATION

THE CODE-SWITCHING FORUM WELCOMES DISCUSSION, QUERIES, INFORMATION,
AND MATERIALS. MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTS CAN BE UPLOADED TO THE
CODE-SWITCHING FORUM "VAULT", A
HTTP://WWW.EGROUPS.COM/DOCVAULT/CODE-SWITCHING . THE "VAULT" HAS A
20MB CAPACITY. PLEASE USE HTML OR PDF FORMATS WHEN POSSIBLE.

THE CODE-SWITCHING FORUM HAS NO OFFICIAL OR PREFERRED LANGUAGE FOR MESSAGES.

TO SUBSCRIBE, SEND A BLANK MESSAGE TO:
CODE-SWITCHING-SUBSCRIBE@EGROUPS.COM

UPON SUBSCRIPTION, PLEASE WAIT FOR A FEW DAYS UNTIL LOTS OF PEOPLE
JUMP ON TO THE WAGON, AND THEN PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE LIST.

THANK YOU,

THE FORUM MANAGER,
CELSO ALVAREZ-CÁCCAMO
CODE-SWITCHING-OWNER@EGROUPS.COM
LXALVARZ@UDC.ES