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Philippe Lane and Maurice Fraser

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316630

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316777

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Multicultural London English/Multicultural Paris French

Multicultural London English/Multicultural Paris French

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Franco-British Academic Partnerships: The Next Chapter

Penelope Gardner-Chloros

Françoise Gadet

Jenny Cheshire

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes a joint sociolinguistic research project by French and British teams, which examines the influence on the English and French languages of varieties spoken by major communities of immigrant origin, including Afro-Caribbeans in the UK, French Caribbeans and Maghrebis in France. This project would not only contribute to the understanding sociolinguistic processes of language change but also sheds light on the impact of the integration of target communities in the relevant societies, measured through language, cultural identity and school integration. Two recent projects funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which examined the English spoken in multi-ethnic districts of London, are used as the basis for collecting similar data in Paris.

Keywords:   languages, Afro-Caribbeans, French Caribbeans, Maghrebis, sociolinguistic process, cultural identity, school integration, UK Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC, Paris

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