The syntax of Kazakh-Russian intrasentential code-switching in reported clauses


Department of Modern Languages, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677 USA


The given study represents an interpretive approach to the syntax of Kazakh-Russian intrasentential code-switching. It encompasses a review of the literature on code-switching as a phenomenon involving certain syntactic processes, a description of the general linguistic peculiarities of Kazakh and Russian and their syntactic systems, and an analysis of the syntactic nature of intrasentential code-switching between these two languages occurring in reported clauses. The contribution that this study aims to make is of theoretical nature and it is associated with the fact that the syntax of Kazakh-Russian code-switching has not been fully described from the standpoint of generative syntax.


bilingualism; code-switching; word order; Kazakh language; Russian language; reported clauses

Publication Date

June 7, 2020


Volume 7, Issue 1

Citation information

Akishev, Timur. 2020. “The syntax of Kazakh-Russian intrasentential code-switching in reported clauses.” Language. Text. Society 7 (1).


author = {Akishev, Timur},
title = {The syntax of Kazakh-Russian intrasentential code-switching in reported clauses},
journal = {Language. Text. Society},
year = {2020},
issn = {2687-0487},
number = {1},
volume = {7},
url = {},


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