Literature, Language and Expression of Cultural Change in the Francophone Pacific

  • Tryon, Darrell (Primary Investigator)
  • Brown, Peter (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    The proposal aims to analyse and document in monographs, critical editions, doctoral theses and other forms the evolution of linguistic and cultural change in the French Pacific through a comprehensive case study of the contemporary literature and press of New Caledonia. After years of civil unrest, stability was restored to this French Pacific Territory, a near neighbour of Australia, through the Matignon and Noumea Accords (1988, 1998).This has led to the emergence of new forms of cultural expression, particularly in literature, and a specific form of Pacific French, as part of a process of nation-building in New Caledonia.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/13


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$255,000.00
    • French Ministry of Culture/Comm. NC: A$26,961.00
    • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: A$73,860.00


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