Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1993 17:42:25 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: modren metathesis Don et al., The terms derive from Poplack's work in the 70s and have become quite standard. While Gumperz found that some people could switch only at discourse or paragraph boundaries, Poplack found strong tendencies related to degree of bilingualism as to whether people switched only between sentences (or turns) or both between and within sentences, the latter being the more skilled form. It had appeared that this distinction and terminology had become quite standard when the term "mixing" began being used by the group I referred to, partly as a way of avoiding the infelicity of two such ungainly and similar-sounding terms. There is now a quite huge literature, which has gone through several theoretical cycles, incorporating both GB and now post-GB theory. --Rudy Troike