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Switching between Estonian Sign Language and Spoken Estonian


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The central research question of the present study is “What factors influence switching (code-switching and code-blending) between Estonian Sign Language and spoken Estonian among bimodal bilinguals (Emmorey et al 2005, 2008; Bishop and Hicks 2005) in a school environment?” Deaf and hearing students and teachers participated in the study where data were collected from lessons, guided discussions, and a picture description task. The results indicated that bimodal bilinguals predominantly code-blend, i.e. simultaneously produce speech and signs. The Matrix Language (Myers-Scotton 1997) sometimes remained undetermined, as a few blends were produced with different word order in each language. The main functions of switching among the students were attracting the attention of the teacher, and emphasising a constituent in a clause, but they also switched to express themselves in an original way. In some utterances, it proved difficult to apply a single function to a switch, thus a sequential turn-by-turn analysis (Auer 1995) was employed. A deaf student’s level of switching was influenced most by the hearing status of the interlocutor, and the interlocutor’s amount of switching.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC20180
AuthorKadri Hein
Number of Pages372
Publishing Year1/25/2012
Edition1 st
Book Typelinguistics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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