Event Title

Code Switching in Swiss German Dialects: the Case of the Aarguar and Zürich Dialects

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Start Date

4-3-2016 5:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2016 6:00 PM

Description

The paper investigates stereotypes that arise through inter-dialectal code switches from the Aargauer Swiss German dialect to the Zürich Swiss dialect. It addresses how this relates to social identity construction and the extent to which language is metaphorically loaded in order to perpetuate a "we-code" versus a "they-code".

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Code Switching in Swiss German Dialects: the Case of the Aarguar and Zürich Dialects

Grissom Hall, Room 118

The paper investigates stereotypes that arise through inter-dialectal code switches from the Aargauer Swiss German dialect to the Zürich Swiss dialect. It addresses how this relates to social identity construction and the extent to which language is metaphorically loaded in order to perpetuate a "we-code" versus a "they-code".