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Le multilinguisme au Vanuatu : héritages emboîtés et recomposition d'une identité

Authors
Publisher
ORSTOM
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Keywords
  • Archipel
  • Ile
  • Histoire Coloniale
  • Conflit Politique
  • Langue Vehiculaire
  • Multilinguisme
  • Unite Nationale
  • Distribution Spatiale
  • Acculturation
  • Langue Vernaculaire
  • Facteur Socioculturel
  • Systeme De Representations
  • Religion
  • Tradition
  • Patrimoine Culturel
Disciplines
  • Linguistics

Abstract

The Melanesian archipelago of Vanuatu, a former Anglo-French condominium, is one of the most uncommon multilingual micro-states of the Pacific Ocean. Though its traditional cultural background has been disrupted by one century of dual European influence, a hundred Melanesian languages, a national pidgin and two colonial languages keep on coexisting eighteen years after independence. This diversity has not resulted in a classical patchwork but in an intricate geographical system in which identity is a changing linguistic and cultural combination. (Résumé d'auteur)

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