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Les bakroman abidjanais dans la dynamique de l’intégration urbaine

Abstract : The author describes her encounters with some of the inhabitants of Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Field work in a city such as Abidjan, which half a century ago was a village on the edge of a lagoon and has become West Africa's major metropolis, gives one the opportunity to observe language change as if it were taking place under your very eyes. Starting from a highly plurilingual situation, with about sixty local languages added to those spoken by the many immigrants coming from neighboring countries, the urban dynamics have produced an original linguistic identity around the former colonial language, French, which remains the only official one in the Ivory Coast. The most representative population of these dynamics are the "street children" of Abidjan.
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Katja Ploog. Les bakroman abidjanais dans la dynamique de l’intégration urbaine. Education et sociétés plurilingues, Aosta: CIEBP (Centre d'information sur l'éducation bilingue et plurilingue), 2001. ⟨halshs-03321770⟩



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