Use of languages and code switching in groups of youths in a barri of Barcelona: Communicative norms in spontaneous speech

Helena Calsamiglia, Amparo Tuson

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Abstract

The use of Catalan and Castilian, and of code switching between these two languages, is observed and analyzed in the conversations of youth groups in the Barcelona barri of Sant Andreu. The authors try to demonstrate that the institutionalized diglossic situation in Barcelona affects the individual use of Catalan and Castilian even in situations where one language or another is not normatively required. Special attention is devoted to the analysis of the different types of code switching. © 1984, Walter de Gruyter. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-122
JournalInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language
Volume1984
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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