Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 21:41:06 -0600
From: Daniel S Goodman-1 dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: what is codeswitching?
I thought I understood what codeswitching was. Now -- which of the
following are codeswitching?
1. In the Twin Cities, my usual breakfast order includes American fries
and black tea. When I went back to where people talk without an accent
[not serious -- but I don't HEAR Upstate New York or Hudson Valley
dialects, because it's "normal"] in August, I ordered home fries and
regular tea instead.
2. At work, if I say "Manhattan" it means Manhattan, Kansas. Talking
with someone from Long Island, I say "Manhattan, Kansas."
3. Talking with family and relatives, I takke use some Yiddish words I
wouldn't otherwise. (Note: "takke" means, like, you know, man.)
Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]maroon.tc.umn.edu