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dc.contributor.authorMugo, Kanyi Charles
dc.contributor.authorKenneth, Ngure
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-10T09:13:33Z
dc.date.available2023-03-10T09:13:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMugo, K. C., & Kenneth, N. (2017). Facets of the Concept of Syntactic Control of Matrix Language in Codeswitching Instances in Mwea East Sub-County. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(7), 2222-6990.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2222-6990
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/24920
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the facets of the concept of syntactic control of matrix language in code switching instances in a multilingual society, that is, Mwea East Sub-County, Kirinyaga County where eight languages are spoken. Observations and Audio tapes were used to collect data in specific language domains. The data were examined within the sketch of Myers-Scotton’s Matrix Language Framework that deals with morphosyntactic frame of code switching instances. The result of the investigation established that code switching is a rule-governed linguistic behaviour and so has a grammar. The data shows that for a multilingual speaker, the process of alternating between two languages requires a nonrandom, sophisticated cognitive and linguistic manipulation of their languages. Thus, CS is systematic because each participating language is systematic, particularly in the ways that form-meaning sets are structured. This study hopes to provide insights on the code-switching phenomenon in a multilingual society. Additionally, the findings of this study will be of value for the development of code-switching studies in the sociolinguistic areaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHuman Resource Management Academic Research Society ..en_US
dc.subjectCode Switchingen_US
dc.subjectSyntactic Controlen_US
dc.subjectMatrix Languageen_US
dc.subjectMultilingualismen_US
dc.titleFacets of the Concept of Syntactic Control of Matrix Language in Codeswitching Instances in Mwea East Sub-Countyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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