Suzie Telep

Suzie Telep is a former student of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm). She graduated from the Sorbonne in literature and linguistics. She is currently a PhD student in language sciences at the Paris-Descartes University, in the Center for Research on Social Links (CERLIS). Her current research, in the fields of sociolinguistics and anthropology of language, focuses on the accent among young Francophone migrant adults of Cameroonian origin, residing in Paris. She published a study in 2014, in Le Français en Afrique, about online conversations (blogs and discussion forums) written in ''camfranglais'', a slang spoken by young people in Cameroon.

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Le cas du whitisage chez des migrants camerounais à Paris.

Suzie Telep | 27.07.2017

This article aims to show the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of language in its social context, from the analysis of the practice of whitisage among francophone Cameroonian immigrants in Paris. This practice consists in "talking like a white person", by imitating the standard pronunciation of the interlocutor. After defining language as a social practice inseparable from the others, I argue, through the analysis of the actors' discourses on their own language practices, that a multidisciplinary [...]