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 date||1/01/04 → 31/12/13|
- 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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