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Language choice and code-switching in casual conversations of Tai Dam bilinguals at Baan Huathanon of Nakhonpathom Province in Thailand

Dechapratumwan, Parada


This study explores the sociolinguistics of language choice and code-switching of Tai Dam bilinguals, whose language has been affected by Thai. A combination of ethnomethodological tools (observation, semi-structured informal interview and speaker self-rating, and record of conversation in various contexts) are employed as research tools. The result of the study shows that most generation 2 and generation 2 speakers are balanced bilinguals, whereas generation 3 speakers are divided into three...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 9 (2016): 1-29
Access Rights: Open Access


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