Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 21:41:06 -0600 From: Daniel S Goodman-1 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]