The lexical particularities of French in the Haitian press: Readers' perceptions and appropriation

  title={The lexical particularities of French in the Haitian press: Readers' perceptions and appropriation},
  author={C. Etienne},
  journal={Journal of French Language Studies},
  pages={257 - 277}
  • C. Etienne
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of French Language Studies
Regional French varieties in language contact situations have been widely discussed in Francophone studies. Defining a variety of French involves showing its specificity when compared to other French varieties, assessing its sociolinguistic functionality, and reporting on its speakers' linguistic representations (Robillard, 1993a). This article probes the reactions of a group of the Creole/French bilingual Haitian elite to a sample of lexical particularities drawn from a corpus of the Haitian… Expand
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