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ERIC Number: ED467154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 11
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Contact de langues et fonction poetique du changement linguistique (Language Contact and the Poetic Function of Linguistic Change).
Jablonka, Frank
Travaux Neuchatelois de Linguistique (Tranel), n34-35 p131-39 Mar-Oct 2001
Following Roman Jakobson, this article attempts to outline the affinity between linguistic change induced by language contact and conflict, and the poetic function of language. This phenomenon can be observed by studying the discourses of trilingual speakers in the Aosta Valley in Northern Italy. The problematic position of French is reflected and articulated by means of poetic procedures in interviews, but they allow the creation of a typical regional variety of Italian as well. On the other hand, poetic functions in the discourses of young subjects in French suburbs are an important factor in the emergence of a new French contact variety, the result of complex contacts of languages and cultures and the medium of an "interstitial" contact and conflict culture. The paper concludes that the poetic function of language is the laboratory of new legitimate horizons of sense and expression, especially within the dynamics of contacts and conflicts between languages and cultures. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: French
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