Bilingual complexes: the perspective of the Gradient Symbolic Computation framework*
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 11 February 2016
The paper to which this commentary responds (Goldrick, Putnam & Schwarz, 2016) represents a big step forward in a field which was showing signs of stasis – the study of the grammatical properties of intra-sentential code-switching or code-mixing – and this for two reasons. First of all, it explicitly links the insights from the grammatical study of code-mixing to the rich array of results from psycholinguistic research in the domain of bilingual language processing, making use of the Gradient Symbolic Computation framework (GSC; Smolensky, Goldrick & Mathis, 2014). Second, it provides a set of tools to handle problems in the domain of code-mixing having to do with simultaneous representations in the domain of bilingual complexes.
- Peer Commentaries
- Bilingualism: Language and Cognition , Volume 19 , Issue 5 , November 2016 , pp. 891 - 892
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This work is supported by the NWO Language and Interaction Consortium and by the Department of Linguistics, Stellenbosch University