Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1993 10:33:52 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: modren metathesis Rudy: You can enlist the support of Carol Myers-Scotton, who published two books on the subject matter recently. She uses "code-switching" the way you do. Without the suggestion of incompetence in your discussion, I thought the term "mixing" might be a better umbrella/cover term then "switching," because it covers traditional cases of both "switching" (intersentential) and "mixing" (intrasentential). Mixing languages in a discourse may amount to traditional code-switching. A mixed language is one in which codes associated with different systems (without excluding variation in each of them) are used together. Without any condemnation of what I know Scotton does and you may be doing, I thought that between "switching" and "mixing," the latter would have been a more adequate terminological choice. Technically, I see traditional cases of "code-switching" as kinds of code-mixing. Sali. Salikoko S. Mufwene Linguistics, U. of Chicago s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531