Mécanismes d'identification linguistique et jeunesse urbaine à Port-Vila (Vanuatu) : une approche anthropologique

Abstract : Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, is a theatre of profound cultural and social mutations visible most particularly in the younger, urban generations. The pidgin bislama, the national language of the Republic of Vanuatu since its independence in 1980, appears to be essential in the observation and comprehension of rapid and, at times, strong changes in a context of breaking with the rural world. Within this article, we propose to examine the process of linguistic adaptation as a cultural innovation amongst the urban youth, as well as the collective identification with bislama today that has evolved into a creole mother-tongue. Bislama serves as a tool (through words, expressions and sentence structures) in the analysis and measure of current sociological changes, and the accentuation of growing social inequalities.
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Leslie Vandeputte Tavo. Mécanismes d'identification linguistique et jeunesse urbaine à Port-Vila (Vanuatu) : une approche anthropologique. Journal de la Société des Océanistes, Société des Océanistes, 2011, 2 (133), pp. 241-253. ⟨hal-00912007⟩

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