Workshop: French in Contact/Le Français en Contact

Published: October 23rd, 2013

Category: Featured, News

The FFRI is pleased to announce the French in Contact/Le Français en Contact workshop program.

The aim of the workshop is to examine “French in contact” across multiple locations and its implications for cultural productions. The study will focus on linguistic practices and dynamics as well as investigate the changes and innovations in literature, cinema and urban music. The proposed sites are Paris, Francophone cities such as Dakar, Bamako, Montreal and Port-au-Prince, as well as North American metropolis like New Orleans and Miami.

Friday, November 15th 4 PM

Little Hall 225

Pathways to integration: gender-split and variable phonology in multi-ethnic youth vernaculars in Paris

Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Saturday, November 16th 10 AM

Pugh Hall 302

Ecrire l’urgence, réinventer le romanesque haïtien
Yolaine, Parisot
Université de Rennes 2

Migration et pratiques théâtrales à Bamako
Alioune Sow
University of Florida 

Rap and Islam in France: Arabic Religious Language Contact with French
Benjamin Hebblethwaite
University of Florida

Dakar’s Centenaire Pidgin: an emergent trade language in a West African Chinese market
Fiona Mc Laughlin
University of Florida

French in contact on the Island: Cultural Diversity and Individual Trajectories in Montréal
Hélène Blondeau,
University of Florida


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Alioune Sow
Dr. Hélène Blondeau

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.



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