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Contact LinguisticsBilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes$
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Carol Myers-Scotton

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198299530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Contact Linguistics


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This chapter introduces three models applying to contact phenomena, as well as a psycholinguistic model of language production. The Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model is specific to codeswitching; the 4-M model and the Abstract Level model are more general. Two general principles are introduced: the Uniform Structure Principle and the Asymmetry Principle. Contact phenomena indicate a link between competence and performance.

Keywords:   Matrix Language Frame, MLF, 4-M model, Abstract Level model, Language production model, uniform structure, asymmetry

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