Publication details [#46054]

Muysken, Pieter, Margaret Deuchar and Sung-Lan Wang. 2007. Structured Variation in Codeswitching: Towards an Empirically Based Typology of Bilingual Speech Patterns. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 10 (3) : 298–340.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Multilingual Matters


This article argues that it is possible to develop more precise quantitative bilingual speech profiles, capturing the intuition that different data sets demonstrate varying codeswitching features, but that some conceptual and methodological issues still need further investigation. The analyzed data sets comprise Welsh–English, Tsou–Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese–Mandarin Chinese bilingual data.