Code switching: American Sign Language and cued English

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dc.contributor.author Hauser, Peter en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-10T18:14:17Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-04-10T18:14:17Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Peter Hauser, Code switching: American Sign Language and cued English, In M.Metzger (Ed.), Bilingualism and Idientity in Deaf Communities (2000) en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1-56368-062-9 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3569 en_US
dc.description Reproduced with permission of Gallaudet University Press, (c) Gallaudet University All Rights Reserved. This material may not be duplicated by others without contacting Gallaudet University Press for permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Sociolinguistic studies on the codeswitching that occurs when American Sign Language (ASL) and English come into contact have claimed that the codeswitching is qualitatively different from spoken language codeswitching (e.g.,Davis 1989, 1990; Lucas and Valli 1989,1992). These studies have focused on the contact between users of ASL and users of spoken English. However, the codeswitching between English in a visual modality- cued American English (hereafter cued English)- and ASL has not been studied. This chapter focuses on the codeswitching of a ten-year-old bilingual deaf girl who is fluent in ASL and cued English. This chapter provides descriptive examples of ASL- cued English codeswitching as well as a discussion on social motivations for and functions of codeswitching. In the first section of this chapter, studies on spoken language codeswitching are introduced, followed by a second section discussing codeswitching in the Deaf community. The third section includes a description of cued English and a review of previous studies on cued languages. Following the review of literature, evidence of ASL-cued English codeswitching is demonstrated and compared with examples of codeswitching in spoken languages. The results of this chapter's study demonstrate that codeswitching between ASL and cued English follows a similar pattern found in spoken language codeswitching. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Gallaudet University Press en_US
dc.subject American Sign Language (ASL) en_US
dc.subject Codeswitching en_US
dc.subject Cued speech en_US
dc.subject Pragmatic en_US
dc.title Code switching: American Sign Language and cued English en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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