Accepted Paper:

Idéophones et onomatopées : quand le nouchi s'enrichit des langues ivoiriennes  

Authors:

Yves-Marcel Youant (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody-Abidjan)
Jean-Claude Dodo (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody-Abidjan)

Paper short abstract:

This paper is the place for us to show the preponderant role of the local Ivorian languages in the enrichment of the lexical stock of the urban speech that is the nouchi.

Paper long abstract:

This paper is the place for us to show the preponderant role of the local Ivorian languages in the enrichment of the lexical stock of the urban speech that is the nouchi. As indicated by the whole reflection on the subject, the nouchi is a linguistic melting pot, made of "snippets" of ivorian (endogenous) languages and foreign (exogenous) languages inter-influencing in a sociolinguistic context fairly atypical. Often times, the reflection has not failed to remind us of this and above all to emphasize the influence of the official language that is French on the nouchi and vis-versa. It would be interesting to observe, in addition, this sociolinguistic dynamic, through the nouchi relationship (urban youth language) - ivorian languages, in particular. Thus, through this article, we will demonstrate how the nouchi is enriched by the Ivorian languages from ideophones and onomatopoeias.

Key-words : ideophone, onomatopoeia, nouchi, french, ivorian

Panel P172
African indigenous languages as urban youth languages: the rural-urban exchange