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Sociopolitical meaning of Mandarin-Cantonese code-switching

Code-switching and borrowing are two sides of the same sociolinguistic coin, since there is a strong positive correlation between synchronic alternations from one language to another and the actual diachronic transfer of linguistic form/pattern from one to the other. In my last article, I analyzed some very common Cantonese terms borrowed from English and argued […]