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Sunday, December 21, 2008



Interesting post. I've long thought that there is some (though not all) skill involved with code switching. It would be interesting to see research done comparing complexity, vocabulary size, etc. of SAE and AAVE. I've seen linguists say that certain dialects or creoles are just as rich as any other language, but I don't know if the research supports those kind of statements. My gut feeling is that one is not necessarily more advanced, but more difficult to learn than the other, and that effective code switching would require effective learning of the more difficult language or dialect.

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