dc.contributor.author Yu, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-19T22:28:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-19T22:28:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2012-02-20
dc.identifier.citation Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies (4), pp.36 - 44
dc.identifier.issn 0257-9448
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/3399
dc.description.abstract Traditional study on code-switching has mainly been focusing on three aspects of this phenomenon: its social function and meaning, psycholinguistic mechanism, and grammatical constrains involved. This paper, however, investigates code-switching in relation to language shift and language maintenance. The results show that, regardless of the children’s general family background, their parents’ jobs and their English language proficiency, if the parents use English, the children’s use of English will be rapidly increased. Moreover, there is an “upgrading” in children’s language choice towards English. Combined with other analysis, this study seem to suggest that family/home is where the first language is acquired and it is also the last place to maintain their ethnic language among the young immigrants. Parental strategies employed in responding to their children play an important role.
dc.publisher AUT University: CNKI
dc.relation.isreplacedby 10292/4258
dc.relation.isreplacedby http://hdl.handle.net/10292/4258
dc.relation.uri http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-YYJX200604004.htm
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subject Code-switching; Language shift; Language maintenance
dc.title Code-switching and language maintenance as reflected in the daily communication among Chinese in Auckland
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess

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