Publication details [#25548]

Sgall, Petr, Jiří Hronek, Alexandr Stich and Ján Horecký. 1992. Variation in language. Code switching in Czech as a challenge for sociolinguistics. (Linguistic and literary studies in eastern Europe 39). John Benjamins. xii + 369 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This book is devoted to intralingual code-switching between Standard (SC) and Common Czech (CC), and addresses the following issues: linguistic variation; characterization of SC and CC; historical background and cause of the present opposition of the two codes; research findings on code-switching between SC and CC; requirements for sociolinguistics. The last topic points out the need for a third attitude towards national language stratification, i.e. support of code-switching in certain circumstances.