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Title: Cantonese-English code-switching of Manchester Chinese immigrant community
Author: Lo, Yuen Yi Sandy
Awarding Body: Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Cantonese and English are reported to be the two main languages used by a heterogeneous group of Chinese immigrants in Manchester (Lo 2001). This study aims to explore how these two languages are used in the spoken discourse of the Chinese community, with a focus on code-switching. While most of the studies on the Cantonese-English code-switching of Chinese immigrant communities focus on family conversation, the present study looks at cases of code-switching found in the conversations among friends, interviews with British-born Chinese and family conversations, in terms of its structural features and functions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.488994  DOI: Not available
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