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Beauty in the mixing: Languages and dialects mix naturally in linguistically diverse contexts

In Southern California, many languages and dialects are in the air. They are spoken on their own and in mixtures in every possible form that might be imagined. Despite the naturalness of language mixing, there is a mythology that switching from one language to the other or allowing all known languages to enter into discourse is marked and not the norm. In this mini conference, we hope to begin to dispel this mythology by coming together to discuss the varied contexts in which languages are mixed. Note that this mini-conference sponsored by Bilingualism Matters in California will precede the Fifteenth Heritage Language Research Institute that will be held at UCI from June 10-June 13:

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